Fifty per cent super-accountant, 50 per cent design maven, Allison is the woman behind the Hawkins & Co. brand and the talent that makes up this firm’s winning profile. With solid experience at PWC, Prudential Life and Pensions UK, Ernst and Young (U.K. and Toronto) and Direct Energy, she has built business models to help clients obtain financing and has reviewed business processes across a wide range of companies. Since her return to Windsor, Ontario, in 2007, she has focused on local start-ups and small businesses, helping them develop and finance their business plans, and set up their accounting and point of sale systems. Describing Allison as an active part of the community would be an understatement. Amongst other roles, she is a board member at Lakeview Montessori School (chairing the fundraising committee) as well as a member of the supervisory board of Citco Bank Canada.