The Authority comprises a 13-member board of commissioners, ten appointed by the Governor of Louisiana and three appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans. The gubernatorial appointees serve at the pleasure of the Governor, while the Mayor’s appointees serve four-year terms.
Allen is an entrepreneur who is the Founder and CEO of the K-Solv Group LLC, Group, a collection of 8 businesses including a globally recognized chemical distribution entity – ranked 14th in the United States, a nationally recognized environmental response company, an energy related business focusing on renewable fuels, an environmental and safety supply company, and an oilfield service company specializing in pressure control for wireline services.
Of particular interest is Garner Environmental Services, which over the last 20+ years has provided emergency response and environmental support throughout the country from Hurricane stricken areas in Florida, flooded communities throughout the country, and is currently managing multiple migrant shelter projects in New York City. Garner is recognized as one of the Premier Emergency Response companies for State and Local Governments throughout the country.