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Director of Commonwealth Relations: Hugh Allen

October 4, 2011, Volume 58, No. 06

Hugh Allen

Jeffrey Cooper, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, is pleased to announce that Hugh O. Allen joined the Office of Government and Community Affairs as the Director of Commonwealth Relations. In this capacity, he will participate in Penn’s Harrisburg advocacy efforts and he will also be available as a resource on campus for state government issues.

Mr. Allen formerly served as Vice President of Government Affairs at the National Constitution Center and was the Deputy Chief of Staff for the School District of Philadelphia where he served under Paul Vallas and Interim CEO Tom Brady. In addition, he has a long record of experience with the Philadelphia City Council and the Pennsylvania state legislature.

Mr. Allen holds a bachelor of arts degree in government and politics and a masters degree in public administration from Widener University. He has taught an introductory course in public administration for Widener’s Graduate School of Public Administration since 2007 and is a committee member of The Widener Fund.

Almanac - October 4, 2011, Volume 58, No. 06