A Graduate of the University of Washington and Navy Veteran, Allen has worked in the airline industry for over 27 years. He started as a Sales Representative with Northwest Airlines in Chicago in 1982. Since then he has gone on to work for American Airlines, China Airlines and Continental Airlines. Currently he works in the Asia Pacific Onshore Sales Group for United Airlines. In addition to the airline industry Allen has worked in sales for fortune 500 companies including Bell and Howell and GE Capital. His passions include, assisting his wife in her involvement with animal rescue, golfing, cycling, Indian cuisine and Asian art.