As MIA’s Managing Director, Allison Wannamaker is responsible for the financial and logistical operations of MIA. With the firm Lewis Thomason, she concentrated her private practice on immigration law and naturalization. Allison previously served with CLINIC detention programs in Los Angeles and New Orleans. She is a graduate of Rhodes College (B.A., International Studies) and Georgetown University Law Center.
Allison is a native of Memphis. She is the 2020-21 vice-chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section. She previously served as pro bono chair of TBA’s Immigration Law Section, treasurer of the AILA Mid-South chapter, and treasurer of the Memphis alumnae chapter of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.