Let Allen Projects take care of your marketing strategy, fund development strategy, public relations, event planning, branding, and social media needs. Allen Projects works with corporations and small businesses as well as non-profit organizations.
Michel Allen, a Memphis native, moved back to Memphis after over ten years working in New York and opened Allen Projects consulting firm. Working with a number of clients and initiative, Allen Projects is best known in Memphis for work with the Jubilee Schools (Jubileeschools.org).
Southern entrepreneur and Allen Projects director, Michel Allen, has been curating exhibitions in New York since 2000. The Allen Projects art gallery was housed in New York's Chelsea art district from 2005 – 2010 at 526 West 26th. Now Allen Projects co-curates several shows a year with Franklin Reihlman at his space on 73rd between 5th and Madison, also in Manhattan. Originally launching her career in New York in the summer of 1998, Allen was recruited to work at artnet.com. Soon thereafter, she completed a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Visual Arts Management, where she also received a certificate in appraisals from NYU. Later she was then recruited to launch ART+AUCTION's artinfo.com and worked at Sotheby's in trust and estates. While working for over ten years in art publishing, Michel was consulting and representing several artists which she continues today.
Ken Hall, strategy associate
Ken Hall serves as Manager of Communications & Alumni Engagement for Leadership Memphis. He has spent over two decades working for non-profit and not-for-profit organizations including the Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Cotton Museum, Lifeblood, Youth Villages, and Hands on Memphis where he served as executive director from 1997 – 2003. He served on the national Hands on Network board of directors from 2000 – 2002.
Hall serves on the board of directors for Carnival Memphis, the Volunteer Tennessee Commission board of directors, and the Memphis City Beautiful Commission board of directors. He serves on the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame Committee, the Zion Cemetery Restoration Committee, serves as a mentor in the NEXUS program, and regularly volunteers with numerous non-profits for special events and projects.
He is a graduate of Christian Brothers University, a current student at Memphis Theological Seminary, and has completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education program “Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management”.