As Chair of Vulcan and Trustee of the Paul G. Allen Trust, Jody Allen has responsibility for preserving and implementing Paul Allen’s vision for generations to come.
Jody and her brother Paul Allen worked side-by-side in both business and philanthropic ventures. For more than two decades, Jody served as CEO of Vulcan, which she co-founded with Paul. She also co-founded and currently serves on the board of The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. In addition, Jody is the President of the Board of MoPOP – Seattle’s critically acclaimed museum of popular culture – and the Chair of the Allen Institute’s Board of Directors.
As a philanthropist with a passion for conservation, she has dedicated herself to protecting marine life, fighting wildlife trafficking, and saving Africa’s elephants from extinction. She launched Wild Lives Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife conservation and other philanthropic initiatives. In addition, Jody serves as a board member of Sealife Response, Rehabilitation and Research, an organization dedicated to improving the health and welfare of marine wildlife in the Pacific Northwest.
Jody has a deep love for education and the arts. She is currently a board member of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, and previously served on the boards of ArtsFund, the Theatre Communications Group, the University of Washington Foundation, the Museum of Glass, the Los Angeles International Film Festival and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Jody is a member of the board of the Seattle Seahawks. Recognizing the team’s role as a powerful catalyst for civic pride as well as an economic engine, she led the development of CenturyLink Field and Event Center. Jody also led the development of Moda Center, home of the Portland Trail Blazers.