Alicia Downard

Supervisor of Client Services

 “AP Style loyalist”


Equipped with a decade of communications industry experience, a passion for creative storytelling and a love for tacos, Alicia Downard seamlessly integrates into the Red Fan team as our supervisor of client services.

Hailing from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Downard is a Texan at heart, which shows in her passion for supporting local and emerging businesses and an appreciation of Texas film and history. She has led public relations teams for Gartner’s Digital Markets unit, overseeing strategy, brand marketing and PR campaigns for Capterra, GetApp and Software Advice. Prior to Gartner, Downard worked at the Office of the Texas Governor, where she managed the Texas Film Commission’s community outreach program and served as the division spokesperson. She also helmed media relations for the Texas Historical Commission, a serendipitous factoid considering Red Fan offices out of a state-recognized historical home.

Downard was drawn to Red Fan’s talented team, collaborative environment and impressive client portfolio. Outside of Red Fan, she can be found enjoying oysters on Austin patios with her husband and their dog, Samson.


" Red Fan's local connections run deep, which was evident by the quantity and quality of press they garnered for us. Although our headquarters are in Denver, we never had to worry about not being in Austin. And when it came time for opening activities, they helped our brand seamlessly enter the new market and feel like locals. I would highly recommend Red Fan for their communications services."

— Beth Hardy, chief storyteller, Modern Market


"Working with Red Fan has been highly instrumental in the development and growth of my architecture firm. They developed a tailored website and PR strategy that has helped us establish our name and attract great clients. Red Fan always remains in-tune with our industry, and continues to deliver great results while providing ongoing strategies to achieve our goals."

— Chris Sanders, founder and principal, Sanders Architecture


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