Allen leads the UnitedHealth Group Sponsorships and Growth team. In this role he has enterprise-wide responsibility for UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare and Optum sports and entertainment marketing partnerships with a focus on driving growth for enterprise business segments, brand advancement, demonstrating organizational commitment to the communities we serve, and employee engagement across the enterprise.
Allen is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, completing two sea tours on the USS Champion and USS Lake Champlain and a shore tour at the Office of Naval Intelligence. Allen obtained his MBA from George Washington University in 2010 and has spent the previous 10 years in leadership roles in the Sports and Entertainment Industry with the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals, and most recently as a Managing Director of Marquee Sports and Entertainment and Head of Sponsorships at the Chicago Cubs. He also served as an adjunct professor in the Georgetown University Sports Industry Management Master’s Program and serves on the Board of Directors of the USO of Illinois.
Allen lives in Wilmette, Illinois with his wife Megan, daughter Maddie and son Teddy. He enjoys music, playing golf and basketball, spending time with his family and watching his children do what they love.