Jay Allen

CEO / Allen Engineering Corporation

Jay Allen

Jay Allen is the CEO and President of Allen Engineering Corporation (AEC), a family owned and operated company based in Paragould, Arkansas. AEC designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets a complete line of concrete placing, finishing, polishing and paving equipment worldwide. Jay is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of AEC, and he reports to the company’s Board of Directors.

Prior to being named CEO, Jay held the roles of President, Executive Vice-President, and Vice President with a focus on sales and marketing management at AEC starting in 1994. He also had a brief career in residential real estate sales and development from ’03 to ’06. Jay started his career out of college in banking and served as a Vice President of commercial lending in the Ft. Worth Texas market.

Jay graduated from Texas A & M University (Mays Business School) with a Master of Science in International Marketing in 1993. He also received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance / Real Estate from Baylor University (Hankamer School of Business) in 1985.

Jay is a member of Vistage Worldwide (Memphis, TN CEO Group), the American Concrete Institute International, the American Society of Concrete Contractors, the American Concrete Paving Association, the American Rental Association, and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (where he serves on the G-PAC and CE Sector Boards).

Jay’s community involvement includes being on NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital Board in Jonesboro, Arkansas and the Red Wolf Foundation Board at Arkansas State University. Jay is married to Lesle, and they have five children. He enjoys all outdoor activities including golf, fishing, boating, hiking and exercise.