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Colonel Allison Dean Love

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Owner of Allison Dean Love Consulting, LLC. with more than 30 years of experience in public relations, communications and marketing, as well as risk management and loss prevention, Colonel Love brings a unique perspective to The Citadel Board of Visitors. She provides expertise to local, state and national clients in media relations, crisis communications and training, working with major media outlets worldwide. Colonel Love’s experience spans a range of industries from property and casualty insurance, banking, healthcare and non-profit organization/association management. She also serves as a Senior Consultant for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Board Service

  • Board of Visitors, Advisory Member, 1997 to 2000
  • Elected by South Carolina General Assembly in 2000; current term, 2018 to 2024
  • Chair of Communications and Community Relations Committee and member of Executive, Education and Leadership Development and Legal Committees

Citadel Activities and Affiliations

  • The Citadel Alumni Association, Lifetime Member
  • The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, President’s Club
  • The Citadel Foundation, The Citadel Society of 1842, Star of the West Society, Legacy Society, former Member of Annual Fund Advisory Committee, former Chair of The Citadel Graduate College Steering Committee. Initiated CGC Scholarship and new CGC Leadership Program
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • The Citadel MBA Association, Lifetime member and “Distinguished Alumni”
  • Active with Greater Columbia, Chester/Fairfield and Middle Tennessee Citadel Clubs
  • The Honor Society of Phil Kappa Phi
  • The National Leadership Honor Society of Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Former Chair, Vice Chair and Board member of the Lowcountry Graduate Center Board

Other Board Affiliations and Community Service

  • S.C. Commission on Higher Education, 2015-2018, Governor’s Appointee (twice) for four-year public universities, former Vice Chair, former Chair of Public Agenda Ad Hoc Subcommittee
  • Titan Insurance Company, Board
  • SC Advisory Committee on Mitigation (SC SAFE HOME), At-Large Member appointed by Director of Insurance
  • US Global Leadership Coalition, SC Advisory Committee
  • S.C. General Assembly Women’s Caucus, Associate Member
  • SC Women in Leadership
  • The Leadership Institute at Columbia College Leader2Leader Mentor


  • Master of Business Administration, The Citadel, 1993
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, 1986
  • Associate in Personal Insurance, Insurance Institute of America, 1999


  • Married to Phil Love
  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Member, Lector, Intercessor
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
Colonel Allison Dean Love
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