Alice M. Walton is a strategic communications specialist who is able to tap into her experience as a political journalist to define objectives, develop strategies and implement tactics for a diverse base of clients. With more than 15 years of experience in media, Alice works with clients to leverage high-level communications strategies to overcome governmental and regulatory hurdles. The right tactics, from engaging stakeholders to writing owned content to activating the media, are the difference between a win and a loss. Alice’s past work has included entitlements for a NBA arena, regulatory consideration for the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, and a proactive communications program for longshoremen at the largest ports in America. Her 12 years as a political reporter, which included work at the Los Angeles Times, provided a foundation for deep relationships in the Southern California media market — the second-largest market in the country. As a strategic communications professional, Alice has worked on stories with journalists at the national level, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, CNBC and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with degrees in print journalism and political science. She received her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she was named a McCormick Scholar, an honor given to a small number of students who demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to a news media career. Alice serves as President on the Board of Directors for the Women Communicators of Austin. She is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Emerge Class of 2021.
Check Alice out on LinkedIn

Best Mentee Fit:

Alice would be a good fit for any young professional, working toward career ambitions.

Request a mentor
Back to Peer Mentor Program Overview

Nicole Basham
Latest posts by Nicole Basham (see all)