Paul J. Allen is a Senior Fellow in the World Resources Institute’s Climate and Energy Program. Prior to joining WRI in 2012, Mr. Allen was Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Chief Environmental Officer at Constellation Energy in Baltimore, Maryland (now Exelon Corp.).
Mr. Allen joined Constellation’s Management Committee in 2001. He was responsible for the company’s government affairs and public policy portfolio, as well as the company’s environmental management program. He was Chairman of Constellation’s Environmental Review Board, and led the company’s sustainability initiatives. Before joining the company, Mr. Allen had worked closely with Constellation Energy for several years in his capacity as Senior Vice President and Group Head at Ogilvy Public Relations, Washington, D.C., where he managed the firm’s energy and environment practice.
In his 10 years at Ogilvy PR, Mr. Allen’s clients included Constellation Energy and BGE (the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company), BP-Amoco, the Ford Motor Company, Edison International and Edison Mission Energy, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Alliance for Competitive Electricity (ACE), and also The Pew Charitable Trusts and other environmental NGOs.
Prior to joining Ogilvy in 1991, Mr. Allen served for five years on the senior staff of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Before his tenure at NRDC, he was Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd and participated in the Senator’s reelection campaign in 1986. In 1979, Mr. Allen began working for National Public Radio where he was Editor of the daily national news program, “Morning Edition.” He also served as Foreign News Editor for all NPR news programs until joining Senator Dodd’s staff in mid-1985.
Mr. Allen graduated from the University of Colorado. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science, and is past Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Trust.