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Emily Allen

Writer/Editor at International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; Founder, Kansas City Walking Tours

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Emily Allen is a seasoned writer and journalist with over 25 years experience writing for numerous outlets including the Discovery Channel and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She's won dozens of awards for her writing and photography.

Emily has held a variety of positions including writer/editor, public relations manager, newspaper editor and communications director. She's also the founder of Kansas City Walking Tours.

Her debut mid-grade novel "A Friend of the Enemy" comes out in 2020.


Magazine Writing and Editing

OfficePro magazine

From 2008-2015, Emily was managing editor of OfficePro. She received an Apex Award for the feature article on Toni Smith of the Boeing Corporation.

Freelance Clips

Weekly Reader's Current Science
Four Feet Under

In addition to writing for adults, Emily has over 100 articles and features for the 8 to 12-year-old reader.

Kansas City Star
A chance to give love, save a life

Emily was a Midwest Voices columnist at the Kansas City Star for a year. She wrote several columns for the opinion page and also blogged on their website.

The Discovery Channel
Endangered crane migration underway

From the late 1990s through early 2000s, Emily worked as a stringer for The Discovery Channel's website, writing for their news briefs section.

Communications and Communications Strategy

2015 Benchmarking Survey

Every two years IAAP sends a benchmarking survey to members. This is the 2015 write-up of the information.

IAAP board president's speech

I wrote all speeches for the board presidents, incoming president, Foundation chair and CEO. This speech won an APEX award for speechwriting.

Engagement and Marketing

Kansas City walking, food and streetcar tours
KC Walking Tours Home

Emily launched Kansas City Walking Tours in 2015 and sold the business after in 2019.

Connections & Cocktails - IAAP

During a restructure at IAAP, members wondered how they'd continue to connect. To meet the need for face-to-face contact, Emily and her team created an easy "happy hour in a box" event.

Press Releases

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