Most Worshipful Brother Allen is a Past Grand Master MWB of the Grand Lodge of Ohio Free and Accepted Masons, serving in 2000.
He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ohio from 1986 to 1988. He also served as Chairman of Public Relations of the Grand Lodge of Ohio in 1978 and numerous years thereafter. He was appointed Junior Grand Deacon in August 1994; subsequently appointed Senior Grand Deacon, Grand Marshal and Grand Orator. He then was elected Junior Grand Warden, Senior Grand Warden and Deputy Grand Master, before becoming Grand Master in 2000.
He was raised a Master Mason Mar. 15, 1959 in East Gate Lodge No. 603, and served as Worshipful Master in 1967. He served six years as trustee, two years as treasurer and has been secretary of the Lodge for the past 18 years.
He is secretary of Ohio Chapter No. 12, R. A. M.; a member of London Council No. 41, R. & S.M., Mt. Vernon Commandery No.1; Knight Commander of the Temple, General Grand Commandery; Valley of Columbus, A. A. S. R.; Aladdin Shrine, past masters unit; Past Sovereign Master, George R. Fitez Council No. 229, Allied Masonic Degrees; Achbar Grotto and Beacon Chapter No. 467, O. E. S. Honors include Honorary Legion of Honor of DeMolay; Meritorious Service Medal, Aladdin Shrine; Prophet at Sight, Supreme Council of Grottoes of North American, and Honorary 33°, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, NMJ.
A resident of Columbus, Ohio, MWB Allen attended The Ohio State University and Otterbein College, and is a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He is retired from The Dispatch Printing Company and the U. S. Government. He has four children with his wife Yvonne Mae.