Platt Allen, III, has been president and chief executive officer of the Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth since October of 2008. The Lighthouse sells $15 million in products to federal, state and commercial customers each year and provides rehabilitation services to more than 3,500 residents in the area.
Previously, Mr. Allen served as director of operations for a private, preparatory school in the Mid-Cities; as president of Stone Innovations, a manufactured stone company in Fort Worth; as senior vice president of dealer operations after 7 years with AmeriCredit Corp in Fort Worth; and a senior business analyst after 8 years with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Dallas.
Mr. Allen earned his undergraduate and master’s degree in business from Texas Christian University. He is a past president of the TCU Frog Club and remains an active TCU alum. He is co-chairman of operations for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational Tournament Committee for the annual PGA Tour event held at Colonial Country Club. He also serves as a member of the board of governors and vice president for Colonial Country Club and as a member of the board of directors for Casa Manana, a local theater.