|Title:||Associate Director of Athletic Communications|
|Organization:||Contact for Football (secondary), Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Heavyweight and Lightweight Crew, Men's Tennis, Skiing|
|Previous College:||Massachusetts '09|
Promoted to associate director of athletic communications in June 2015, Allison (Miller) Fossner currently serves as the primary contact for women's basketball, men's and women's heavyweight and lightweight crew, men's and women's tennis and skiing. Fossner also serves as the secondary contact for football, handling all player interviews. Fossner arrived in Cambridge in 2013.
In the fall of 2014, Fossner aided the office of athletic communications as the team hosted ESPN's College GameDay. The national show was televised live from Dillon Quad prior to Harvard's home game against Yale in the 131st playing of The Game on Nov. 22, 2014. This marked only the second time an Ivy League school has hosted the premiere weekly college football show.
For her efforts during the 2014-15 year, Fossner was honored with the FAS Impact award and she was part of a team to earn the Dean's Distinction.
Prior to her arrival at Harvard, Fossner worked as an assistant director of athletic communications at Rutgers University. While with the Scarlet Knights, the Smithfield, Rhode Island native worked with the men's basketball, women's basketball, women's soccer, women's lacrosse, softball and crew teams. Fossner was promoted to assistant director after spending two years as an athletic communications assistant.
During her tenure “On the Banks,” Fossner produced media guides, press releases and game notes, while successfully pitching story ideas and staffing home events. She produced the basketball programs and played a key role in growing new social media platforms for athletics via Facebook and Twitter. She also managed the student and assistant work staff.
A 2009 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Massachusetts, Fossner earned a degree in sports management with a minor in education as an honors program student. Fossner worked in the Minutemen’s media relations department as an undergrad, where she assisted in the coverage of football, men’s hockey, men’s and women's basketball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse and was the primary media contact for the women’s rowing and men’s and women’s cross country and track teams.
Fossner will complete her Master of Liberal Arts degree in General Management from Harvard University in May 2017.
The former Allison Miller married Noah Fossner, an assistant lacrosse coach at Boston University, in June 2016 and the couple resides in Littleton, Massachusetts.