Jared Allen is Vice President, Communications at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). In this role, Allen oversees NADA’s media-relations engagement and strategy, and serves as the organization’s primary spokesman. He also oversees much of NADA’s external communication strategy, including message development, digital communications and policy speechwriting. Allen serves as a senior member of NADA’s policy-development team. Allen joined NADA in 2015 as Senior Director, Media and Public Relations.
Prior to joining NADA, Allen was a Vice President at Levick Communications, where he managed litigation- and crisis-communications accounts while helping the firm grow its public affairs practice. While at Levick, Allen designed and implemented communications plans that helped a number of clients engaged in litigation or crises also successfully overcome threats to their reputation and standing with regulators.
Allen also previously served as a Director at FTI Consulting. At FTI, Allen provided continuous strategic, content-development, editorial and media-placement support for clients, particularly within FTI's Energy and Natural Resources Practice, and served as an on-the-record spokesperson for clients during high-profile crises and litigation.
Prior to joining FTI in 2010, Allen was a staff writer for The Hill newspaper during one of busiest legislative cycles in history, covering Congressional intervention into the auto industry, financial regulatory reform, climate change legislation and healthcare reform. He is the recipient of multiple professional journalism awards, including Society of Professional Journalists' "Dateline" awards for general news and investigative reporting.
Allen earned his master's degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism, where he received the Sevellon Brown Graduate Award for practicing ideal ethics and for demonstrating exceptional knowledge and understanding of the history of American journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.