Allen leads the UnitedHealth Group Sponsorships and Growth team reporting to Terry Clark. In this role he has enterprise-wide responsibility for UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare and Optum Sponsorships with a focus on driving growth for enterprise business segments, advancing brands, demonstrating organizational commitment to the communities we serve, and engaging employees 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 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 Marketing Industry with the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals, and most recently as Managing Director of Marquee Sports and Entertainment with the Chicago Cubs. He also served as an adjunct professor in Georgetown’s 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 sons Teddy and Jack. He enjoys music, playing golf and basketball, spending time with his family and watching his children do what they love.