ALLEN M. LAWRENCE
Allen Lawrence & Associates Allen M. Lawrence is chief executive of Allen Lawrence & Associates, an insurance brokerage in Canoga Park. Lawrence is chairman emeritus of Val*Pac, the San Fernando Valley Political Action Committee. In 1982, the governor appointed him to the California Health Facilities Commission, and he served as vice chair for two years. He was appointed to the California Transportation Commission and in 2001 he was elected as chair. He also served as a national commissioner, among other duties, of the Anti-Defamation League. Among his other affiliations, he was on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley where he received its Champion of Youth Award. The Business Journal gave him a Trusted Advisor award in 2011. BEST ADVICE: The harder you work, the luckier you get. FAVORITE BOOK: “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill and “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. BUCKET LIST: Continue to appreciate the blessings in my life.