In addition, Mr. Allen formerly served as a member of the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Democracy in Africa, also based in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Allen served as Campaign Manager or Finance Chairman for various campaigns of Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart (currently Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives), as Miami-Dade Co-Chairman of the successful Campaign to Elect Connie Mack to the U.S. Senate and Finance Director of the Miami-Dade County Republican Party.
Mr. Allen founded and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Miami Bridge, Inc., Miami-Dade County’s largest and longest standing short-term residential facility for troubled youth. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Thomas University and as a member of the Board of Directors of the College Assistance Program of Miami-Dade County. He served as the Mayor of Miami’s appointee to the Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority, and Chairman of its Sports Committee, during the period in which the Miami Heat played its first season and successful efforts began to attract major league baseball and hockey franchises to South Florida. He also served as Chairman of Miamians for Baseball PAC.