Robert Allen

Robert Allen

Texas Economic Development Corporation  |  President and CEO

Appointed by Governor Greg Abbott as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Governor on January 20, 2015, Robert Allen managed the daily administration and operation of the 250-employee agency. In addition, he worked closely with the Director of the Economic Development and Tourism Division to further Governor Abbott’s mission to position Texas as a global leader in economic development and as the best state for business innovation, job creation and continuing economic expansion. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Texas Attorney General where he assisted with the administration of the 4,000-employee agency since 2003.