John J. Allen, Jr.
First appointed by the board in 2012 to succeed Dr. Richard Barros who stepped down from the board in mid-2012 due to term limits. Sworn in January 10, 2013.
Educational Policy Committee
Student Affairs Committee, chair
Mr. Allen is Delmarva Power’s vice president responsible for Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware as well as the counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland since 2005.
An employee of Delmarva Power for 32 years, Mr. Allen’s background includes Customer Care Leadership, Organizational Training and Development, Training Instructional Design and Development, Human Performance Technology and Performance Improvement and holds industry certificates for Strategic Leadership.
Mr. Allen attended Lincoln University and Southwest Bible College & Seminary and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Theology.
Mr. Allen is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration and is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership Maryland.
In civic and community service areas, Mr. Allen serves on the executive board of the Greater Salisbury (Md.) Committee, Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and the Maryland/D.C. Utilities Association. He also serves as a board member of Nanticoke Health Services, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Board of Visitors, the University System of Maryland Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lower Eastern Shore, as well as a member of the United Way of Delaware Kent & Sussex Advisory Council.