Washington and Lee alumna Allison Ballard, of the Class of 1996, has been honored by West Virginia Executive Magazine as one of the Mountain State's "Young Guns." The magazine identifies individuals who "represent West Virginia’s next generation of leaders who are already accomplishing great things through their careers both in the business world and in their communities."
It's the second such honor for Allison this year. Earlier she was named to the State-Journal's Generation Next: 40 Under 40, which honors people younger than 40 who are making a difference in their business and communities.
An accounting major at W&L, Allison is a partner in the Charleston, W.Va., office of Dixon Hughes Goodman L.L.P., certified public accountants and advisors. Allison is part of the firm's assurance group and provides accounting and assurance assistance to energy, manufacturing and service industry clients.
In an interview with West Virginia Executive, Allison said that she considers earning the partnership her greatest success thus far. “Not everyone accomplishes this goal in my profession, and I am honored that the other partners in the firm felt confidence in my skills and abilities to ask me to become an owner.”