Daniel Allen is the former global human resources director for John Deere, Moline, Ill. He is now retired.

“As a member of the Alumni Board I am happy to assist in any way helping our students think about and plan their careers. Having switched careers from public administration/city management to a private sector employer, I have the experience of having worked in leadership roles in local governments as well as in a Fortune 500 company.”

Graduation year: 1987

Post-grad: Master of public administration

Majors: Political science and public administration

Campus activities: Greek (OZO), concert band, football, intramural sports, Centennial Hall house manager