Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. Bill Allen has served as chief executive at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. since 2006. He helped create the Valley Economic Alliance in 1994 and remains active on its board. He won the Fernando Award in 2018 for civic volunteerism. His family moved to Encino in 1959 so his father, entertainer Steve Allen, could produce his comedy series “The Steve Allen Show” at NBC Studios in Burbank. Later, Bill Allen worked at CBS, where he supervised production of the show “Designing Women.” In the 1990s he was president at production company MTM in Studio City. ALMA MATER: USC School of Cinematic Arts BEST ADVICE: Sometimes it’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. FAVORITE BOOK: “Thank You for Being Late” by Thomas L. Friedman. BUCKET LIST: Professionally: Eliminate the Digital Divide in L.A. Personally: A photo safari in Africa


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