Sylvia Allen, President 
Allen Consulting Inc. 

Sylvia Allen, President of Allen Consulting located in Holmdel, NJ has run her business for 37 years. Her marketing and public relations firm has produced more than 5,000 events during that time and raised millions of dollars of sponsorships for her clients each year. She was on the faculty at New York University for 20 years and has taught seminars on sponsorship public relations and sales around the world. Considered one of the world's PR and sponsorship experts, she is the author of HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT SPONSORSHIP SALES and A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO SALES SUCCESS. Allen has received numerous awards and honors, including being named to the International Festivals and Events Association Hall of Fame; honored as one of the Top 50 Women in Business in New Jersey; named Garden State Woman of the Year; received the Governor’s award for her work with the Freehold Center Partnership and was recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award for her work with Sylvia's Children, a 501(c)3 organization she founded 13 years ago to help orphans in Uganda. (These are just the highlights!) Oh, and four years ago, in her spare time, she bought a 1903 Opera House in Northern Minnesota where Judy Garland got her start! (www.allenconsulting.com, www.sylviaschildren.org, www.thebutlerbuilding.org)