Allen Chen

Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Executive, Bank of America

Allen Chen is a Diversity and Inclusion Executive within the Global Diversity and Inclusion Organization at Bank of America. In addition to driving Bank of America’s diversity and inclusion story forward, Allen oversees the strategy and initiatives for the bank’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council (GDIC), leads the strategy around our Asian employee base, and drives progress through key D&I external partners. He serves as the Enterprise Co-Chair for the bank’s asian employee resource group Asian Leadership Network (ALN), and is a leader on the Atlanta market leadership team.

Allen has been with the bank since 2003 and began his career with a legacy organization, MBNA, as an outbound telemarketing agent. Prior to his current role, he served in various leadership roles within the Card Organization, including managing the AAA co-brand credit card portfolio and most recently lead the management of the bank’s Global Employee Networks.

Allen earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. He is passionate about philanthropy and diversity and inclusion both as an advocate at Bank of America or within the Atlanta Market. In Atlanta, he serves as the President Emeritus of the non-profit organization National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP).

He has been recognized by Georgia Asian Time’s Top 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia in 2017 and 2019 and has received the Presidential Service Award for volunteerism (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). Allen resides in Woodstock, GA.