"'Going Green' is just a catch phrase without innovative organizations like LifeCity pioneering programs that provide everyday people and businesses the knowledge and resources to act on their good intentions. I am proud to support LifeCity, whose creative solutions will one day be the standard for New Orleans’ green economy."
Allen has devoted most of his professional career to starting or managing entrepreneurial organizations. He has consulted dozens of emerging ventures over the last ten years as co-founder of The Idea Village. Allen’s career began as an account executive in the Houston offices of national advertising agencies Bozell & Jacobs and Benton & Bowles. In 1987 he started his first entrepreneurial venture in Atlanta, a marketing agency, serving a roster of high profile national and regional brands including Time-Life Video & Television, SeaWorld, USA Networks, Cox Cable and Tabasco. Prior to co-founding The Idea Village, Allen was General Manager of NOLA.com, a pioneer in Internet publishing and New Orleans’ most visited local Internet site. Allen served as a board member for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity from 1997 – 2003 and was Board President in 2001. A New Orleans native, Allen received a BBAfrom the SMU Cox School of Business.