James R. Allen (BOA Chair) is chairman and chief executive officer of Hilliard Lyons, Inc., a member of the PNC Financial Services Group Inc., and a full-service brokerage and financial services provider. Previously he was president and director of asset management of the 150-year-old company and has served the organization for more than 25 years in a variety of leadership positions. In addition to his involvement with various industry committees, Allen’s credentials include serving as board chair of the Metropolitan YMCA of Greater Louisville. He also is a board member of the Jefferson County Public Schools and Louisville Zoo foundations. He is a graduate of DePauw University and holds an MBA from Ohio State University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).