Doug Allen, President

Doug Allen is the President of The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Johnson County.

Doug was named The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s first Chief Information Officer in December of 2014.  He has over 30 years of experience in the Information Services industry in positions as diverse as computer programmer, hardware repair technician and networking engineer. For the past two decades, he has served as President of Allens Consulting and CIO for Pioneer Financial Services, Johnson County Community College and Franklin Savings and Loan.

Doug has published two books, "Learning Guide to the Internet" (Sybex) and "Internet Explorer 5 At A Glance" (Microsoft Press). He recently completed three chapters for the forth-coming "Complete Office Handbook (IAAP). A nationally known lecturer, Doug has developed and delivered over 30 different seminars on Social Networking Strategy, Mobile Technology, Cloud Computing, Presentation Software and Internet Marketing.

A leader in the Kansas City technology community, Doug has been a member of the Silicon Prairie Association, several local user groups and was a founding member and President of ITKC. On the national scene, Doug has served on advisory panels for Microsoft, Compaq, ComputerLand, SCT and others.

Allen received his Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

A strong supporter of the Kansas City arts community, Allen has been a member of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus since 1980 and has participated in local community theatre (including The Theatre in the Park) and other performing arts ensembles.