Jill HowardAllen

Director of Industry Engagement, Research Development
Jill Howard Allen

Jill HowardAllen is Director of Industry Engagement, Research Development at the University of Arizona. She contributes to industry collaborations and partnerships by cultivating relationships within the university and the broader community. As former vice president of research and development for the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), she is experienced in liaising among business, industry, and academia to nurture partnerships that enhance economic growth. Prior professional roles include talent acquisition with private equity firm Outlier and marketing for several start-up companies and Southwest Airlines. When she's not working, you'll find Jill riding bikes around Tempe with her husband, Tom, and Airedale Terrier, Beulah. She loves seeking out local Arizona bands and good craft beer.

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