Sue Evans started Northwest Media Allies after spending nearly two decades as a public relations professional serving nonprofits and progressive causes.
She has a reputation for taking on tough situations and leading her clients through controversies.
She has led political campaigns and high-stakes legislative battles and rescued faltering communications plans.
She began her career as a newspaper journalist in the Midwest and Northwest, covering politics and local government. Leaders who recognized her human touch, her knack for connecting with people, and her skill at influencing issues drafted her into politics. She worked for two state lawmakers in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sue then joined the Olympia lobbying team as communications director for the Washington State Association for Justice. Later, Sue joined two public relations agencies in Seattle before starting her own. She has spent the last decade working for people who are advocating for change in the environment, education, labor, legal rights, civil rights, health care, transportation, social justice, art and major events.
Sue partners with some of the top public relations teams and professionals in the Northwest. She has been routinely invited to speak before political groups, public relations professionals and organizations.
Sue is married to Sean Robinson, an award-winning investigative newspaper journalist. Sean currently writes for the Tacoma News Tribune and teaches writing at Pacific Lutheran University. They have two children, Julia and Paul, who are passionate about music. They also have two German Shepherds and two cats: a comical Maine Coon and a crabby Calico. They live in Puyallup.