Episode 145. Jim Allen – Vice Chairman at Baird & Former President and CEO, Hilliard Lyons
Jim Allen cites leadership by example as his style leading Hilliard Lyons.
Jim is the president, chairman, and CEO of Hilliard Lyons. After joining the firm in 1981, he has devoted his entire working career to the same company.
In 2003, Jim was named the president of Hilliard Lyons, and a year later, he was elected chairman and CEO. Jim oversees over 70 offices in 12 states and assets management of over $40 billion. He founded and served as president of the Hilliard Lyons Growth Fund and the Hilliard Lyons Research Advisors. The firm is consistently included on “Best Places to Work” lists.
Jim is heavily involved in civic engagements throughout Louisville and serves on several community boards and committees, many education-related. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Joseph W. Kelly Award from the Kentucky Board of Education, and he has been named to the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame.
Jim and his wife, Missy, live in Louisville.