Jody Allen


About Jody Allen

As president and CEO of Vulcan Inc., Jody Allen has spent nearly three decades developing and leading a wide range of the Allen family’s business projects and charitable endeavors around the world.

She also serves as president of Vulcan Productions, which produces thought-provoking films, digital programs, and outreach initiatives. The award-winning film company is a co-producing partner of 10×10, a global campaign behind the feature film Girl Rising, aimed to educate and empower girls.

She is also president of the board of Seattle’s EMP Museum, the critically acclaimed museum of music, popular culture and science fiction. It was her influence that brought Frank Gehry in for the design of EMP, which has since been seen as a revolutionary architectural statement.

She is vice-chair of First& Goal Inc., which oversees operations of the Seattle Seahawks, and also serves on the boards of the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Seahawks Charitable Foundation.

An active member of the arts and education communities, Ms. Allen is known for her love of the arts and for her strong leadership skills. She has 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.

Ms. Allen has also supported a number of major research projects, including the study of the long-term effects of nuclear detonation testing on the marine environment, and helping marine biologist Hans Fricke unravel the mystery of the coelacanth. An avid traveler, Ms. Allen is a member of the Explorers Club and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.