Former Hydroplane National Champion/Owner making a difference in children's lives
PHOTO - Owen Blauman
UL-16 Alamo running in 1998
Ned Allen is a one-time ABRA Commissioner and former Unlimited Lights National Champion / owner of the Alamo UL-16.
He's always been successful in business and boat racing, and he's making a difference now with Make-A-Wish. Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through grating wishes.
Ned currently serves as Chair of the National Advisory Board for Make-A-Wish. He's in some good company. Other board members include a number of Hollywood and sports notables:
Brian Corcoran - NASCAR Managing Director-Corp. Marketing
Kevin Donnalley - NFL
Jimmie Johnson - Hendrick Motorsports
Vince and Linda McMahon - World Wrestling Entertainment
Chris Webber - NBA
Tiffani Thiessen - Actress
Ned's wife, Suzanne serves on the National Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish as Resource Development & Branding Committee Chair.
We're always amazed at the quality and background of people involved in boat racing over the year. Ned was a graduate of Cornell University and went on to develop a chain of 45 steak houses. In the 70's, he sold the chain to Green Giant.
In 1979, he formed Allen-Kearns, a real estate development company in Fort Lauderdale. He was the developer and owner of more than 3,000 homesites throughout Florida. In 1981, he joined Inter-Coastal Communities where he was later named CEO/Chairman. The company went public as Chateau Properties in 1993.