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James R. Allen

Chair, Board of Advisors
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Bio

James R. Allen (BOA Chair) is a Vice Chairman of Baird and a member of Baird’s
Executive Committee out of Louisville. Jim is active in the financial services
industry and is Chairman of the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial
Markets Association. Previously he was president and director of asset management
of Hilliard Lyons, Inc. and served the organization for more than 25 years in a
variety of leadership positions. Jim is involved civically in Louisville, where he was
Board Chairman of the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation and the 2018
board chair of Greater Louisville, Inc., Louisville’s Chamber of Commerce. He is
also a former chair of the Fund for the Arts and the Metro United Way Campaign
for Greater Louisville. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw
University and an MBA in finance from the Ohio State University. He is also a
Chartered Financial Analyst.

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