Sylvia  Allen

Sylvia Allen

Sylvia Allen, launched her award-winning, Holmdel, N. J.-based PR, sponsorship and integrated marketing communications firm Allen Consulting ( in 1978 at a time when women were discouraged from seeking higher positions in the business world. She brought her firm international recognition for performing the pivotal role of helping to revitalize many downtown communities, particularly in New Jersey, through event marketing and PR, sponsorship sales, and the coordination of events such as outdoor summer concert series, historic walking tours, street festivals, holiday festivities. In 2003, she took this wealth knowledge overseas and founded Sylvia's Children, a non-profit with a mission of improving the lives of more than 1,000 children living in Uganda. In 2005, Sylvia was inducted into the International Festivals and Events Association's Hall of Fame.