Allen has been involved with NAEM for many years. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors and has also served on the Board of Regents for over 18 years. Allen was the Forum Chair in 2014, has participated on the Forum Committee, the Governance/Nominating Committee, various benchmarking committee's and has been involved in numerous NAEM events as a moderator or speaker. Allen is also a frequent speaker at various conferences including Battelle, AHC, RREC, and the Sustainable Performance Forum and is a guest lecturer for graduate level civil and environmental engineers at Stanford University.
At BNSF, one of the largest transportation providers in the United States as well as one of the largest landowners, his core responsibilities include remediation and environmental liability management, emergency response, data/document management, technology/ innovation, acquisitions and divestitures, metrics, finance/budgeting for capital and operational expenses, and project controls.
Prior to joining BNSF, Allen was the Director of Safety and Environmental Affairs for a global chemical company and has a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering with an option in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Missouri.