Alyson Gold Weinberg,
Founder and President

Alyson is an award-winning writer and communications strategist with more than 25 years experience conceiving clear, targeted and persuasive messaging and materials for government agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses. She specializes in reaching diverse internal and external audiences and is adept at translating complex, technical, medical, or industry-insider-speak into cohesive, accessible language. Prior to launching AWC, Alyson served as personal speechwriter to Eunice Kennedy Shriver and as a speechwriter and senior communications team member for several international organizations.


Alyson has written five non-fiction books—on such varied topics as conservation, executive leadership, and technical debt. She earned a B.A. in English and creative writing (poetry) from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has completed graduate-level coursework at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. Alyson's work has been supported by the Skidmore Summer Writers’ Institute and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. 

Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in December Magazine, The New Guard Review’s BANG!, Coneflower CafeTiny Seed, among others. She is a finalist for the 2021 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize, judged by Carl Phillips, for her poem

"Back to the Body." Alyson's play, Object Relations, a two-woman show containing six original poems, received a live-streamed premiere performance in April, 2021, benefitting mental healthcare equity in DC. Plans are in the works for a stage production.


Alyson is currently adapting her novel into a play about a tumultuous Jewish family in 1950's Brooklyn, and the road trip west that takes them in a different direction for generations to come.