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Colonel Allison Dean Love

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Owner of Allison Dean Love Consulting, LLC. With more than 25 years of experience in the field of 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.

Board Service

  • Board of Visitor, Advisory Member, 1997 to 2000
  • Elected by South Carolina General Assembly in 2000; current term, 2018 to 2024
  • Executive, Communication and Community Relations, Chair
  • Legal

Citadel Activities and Affiliations

  • Lowcountry Graduate Center Board, Previous Chair and Current Vice-Chair
  • The Citadel Alumni Association, Lifetime Member
  • The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, President’s Club
  • The Citadel Foundation, The Citadel Star of the West Society, Legacy Society, former Member of Annual Fund Advisory Committee, Chair of The Citadel Graduate College Steering Committee, Initiated Scholarship and new CGC Leadership Program
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • The Citadel MBA Association, Lifetime member and “Distinguished Alumni”
  • Columbia Citadel Club
  • Chester/Fairfield Citadel Club

Other Board Affiliations and Community Service

  • S.C. Commission on Higher Education (4-year Public Universities)
  • Titan Insurance Company, Board
  • SC Advisory Committee on Mitigation (SC SAFE HOME), At-Large Member Appointed by Director of Insurance
  • Kappa Foundation of Columbia, Board
  • S.C. General Assembly Women’s Caucus, Associate Member
  • The Leadership Institute at Columbia College Leader2Leader Mentor


  • B.A., Business Administration, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Master of Business Administration, The Citadel, 1993
  • Associate in Personal Insurance, Insurance Institute of America


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