The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder William F. Allison has been elected as executive vice president of Hance Park Conservancy.

Hance Park Conservancy is an organization of stakeholders, cultural institutions, businesses and individuals working in collaboration with the City of Phoenix to produce and implement a redevelopment plan for Margaret T. Hance Park, located in Central Phoenix. The mission of the Hance Park Conservancy is to promote the creative use of public space and its vibrant arts and cultural experience.

In addition to his role with the Hance Park Conservancy, Mr. Allison also works with Arizona Forward where he serves as chair of the Central Regional Council and is a member of the Executive Committee and the board of directors. He is also secretary/treasurer of the Phoenix Public Library Foundation and vice president of the Actors Theatre of Phoenix. He received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating and the “Leading Individual” ranking from Chambers USA®.

Mr. Allison is a shareholder practicing in the areas of land use and zoning, government affairs and lobbying and administrative law. He earned his Master of Urban Planning and his J.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Macalester College, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.