Following the passing of Paul Allen last fall, Jody Allen of the Paul G. Allen Trust now represents Vulcan Sports and Entertainment within Sounders FC’s Ownership Group.
As the Vice-chair of First & Goal Inc. – the company that oversees stadium operations – Jody Allen understands the team’s significant impact on Seattle – as a powerful catalyst for civic pride as well as an economic engine. The potential of this impact led her to help negotiate and lead the public-private partnership that built CenturyLink Field, now considered one of the finest stadiums in the NFL and MLS. Jody’s interests and leadership extend well beyond the football field. As a philanthropist with a passion for conservation, she has dedicated herself to protecting marine life, fighting wildlife trafficking and saving Africa’s elephants from extinction. She recently launched the Wild Lives Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife conservation and other philanthropic initiatives. In addition, Jody serves as a board member of Sealife Response, Rehabilitation and Research, an organization dedicated to improve the health and welfare of marine wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. For more than two decades, Jody served as CEO of Vulcan Inc. — the company she co-founded with her brother Paul G. Allen — and led Vulcan Productions, whose award-winning videos, digital content and documentaries often explore social or environmental issues. She co-founded and serves on the board of The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Jody is also the President of the Board of MoPOP – Seattle’s critically acclaimed museum of popular culture –and the Board Chair of the Allen Institute’s Board of Directors.