Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
Allen has served as chief executive at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. since 2006. He helped create the Valley Economic Alliance in 1994 , was its CEO until 2000, and remains active on its board. He won the Fernando Award in 2018 for civic volunteerism. His family moved to Encino in 1959 so his father, entertainer Steve Allen, could produce “The Steve Allen Show” at NBC Studios in Burbank. In the 1980s, Bill Allen worked at CBS, where he supervised development of the show “Designing Women.” In the early1990s he was president at production company MTM, and today he is vice chair of FilmLA and a director of the Weingart Foundation.