Dan Allen recently retired from ATB Financial where he was the Vice President of Business and Agriculture for the previous eight years. At one time, he led a team of 300+ employees supporting the financial needs of small to medium-sized businesses and farming enterprises in Alberta. Prior to joining ATB, Dan spent 31 years with CIBC in various leadership roles, including retail banking, private banking, small business banking, and regional office roles.
Dan was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University, moved to Calgary in 1979 and began a career in banking. An Albertan for 40 years, Dan has also lived in Drumheller, Edmonton, and St. Albert.
Dan has been involved with United Way of Calgary and Area since 1989, when he was seconded for 10 months to support United Way’s campaign that year. Since then, Dan has been involved in various volunteer capacities and, more recently, joined the Campaign Cabinet in 2012 as Co-Chair of the General Business Division.
Dan joined United Way’s Board of Directors in 2015. His current Board involvement includes:
- Campaign Cabinet
- Member of the Finance, Audit and Technology Committee
- Vice Chair of the Governance and Strategy Committee
- Member of the Board H.R. Subcommittee
Prior to his United Way Board responsibilities, Dan also served on the Financial Services Advisory Committee at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, and for almost 10 years, along with his family, had been heavily involved in the Killarney Swim Club.
Dan enjoys travelling, reading, and playing golf. But most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife Gloria and seeing all the latest blockbuster movies with his three daughters, Kate, Kari, and Ali.