Allen Chen is a Diversity and Inclusion leader within the Global Diversity and Inclusion Organization at Bank of America. In addition to driving Bank of America’s diversity and inclusion story forward, Allen oversees the strategy and initiatives for the bank’s employee resource groups which represent over 170,000 members across 300 chapters around the world as well as the bank’s Asian employee strategy.
Allen has been with the bank since 2003 and began his career with a legacy organization, MBNA, as an outbound telemarketing agent. Prior to his current role, he served in various leadership roles within the Card Organization, including managing the AAA Cobrand credit card portfolio.
Allen earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. He is passionate about philanthropy and diversity and inclusion both as an advocate at Bank of America or within the Atlanta Market. At the bank, he currently serves as the Enterprise Chair of the Asian Leadership Network (ALN); in Atlanta, he serves as the President Emeritus of a non-profit organization, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP). He has been recognized by Georgia Asian Time’s Top 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia (2017 and 2019) and has received the Presidential Service Award for volunteerism (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). Allen resides in Kennesaw, GA.