As of September 2015, Allen will have achieved 30 years of service in the Coca-Cola system. Allen started his career in the Coca-Cola system in September of 1985, working as a Route Delivery Merchandiser for the family-owned Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Company. After graduation, Allen transferred to Tampa, Florida to work with CCE as a Management Trainee. Since that time, Allen has held roles of increasing responsibility at many different locations throughout Florida, Louisiana and Alabama. Among the many roles Allen has held are: Sales Manager, Sales Center Manager, On-Premise Director, Distribution Center Manager, Division Vice-President and, currently, Division Director for Coke UNITED.
Allen attended college and played basketball at Auburn University-Montgomery. Allen graduated from AUM in 1985 with a degree in Human Resources/Personnel Management. Allen and his wife, Laura, celebrated their 29th anniversary in April of 2016. They are both member of Coosada Baptist Church. In addition to service at the church, Allen is also a current member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Beverage Association.