LEWISBURG (WVDN) – The owner of two prominent businesses in Hinton, Ken Allman, is set to moderate a candidate debate hosted by the West Virginia Daily News. Allman will deliver the debate summary and rules overview. The debate will take place on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg. Ken H Allman, MBA, CMSR, FMSD, is a decorated professional with a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Before becoming a renowned business owner, Allman attended Alderson-Broaddus College. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in pre-med biology, with concentrations in computer science, community health and public medicine. Additionally, Allman completed one year of graduate work in biology at the University of Dayton.
In 1994, Allman founded PracticeLink.com, the physical location of which resides in Hinton. Before that, however, he worked as a physician search consultant with a company called Christopher & Long. While there, Allman was named Recruiter of the Year after the enormous feat of placing 20 physicians in 20 months. All of the aforementioned professional placements spanned a multitude of specialties and various employers.
Prior to his stint in the recruitment field, Allman worked as a management consultant for the Alexander Proudfoot international firm. During his time with this company, he garnered the honor of Outstanding Staff Management Consultant of the Year, both in the states and worldwide.
The year 2009 held many important moments for Allman. It was this year that he decided to go back to school. This decision led to the completion of an EMBA degree at Washinton University. It was also the year he was recognized as one of the nine top small-business executives by the West Virginia State Business Journal.
A few years later, in 2011, Allman was the recipient of that year’s Friends of Business Award from the Summers County Women’s Business & Training Center. Then, in 2014, he gained the West Virginia Small Businessperson of the Year award from the West Virginia Small Business Administration.
Fast forward to 2022, and Allman is the founder and CEO of PracticeLink, an online physician job search platform, as well as MountainPlex Properties LLC.
MountainPlex Properties LLC operates multiple popular businesses in downtown Hinton. Locals are likely most familiar with The Ritz Theater & Performing Arts, Summers County’s cinema, which is part of MountainPlex. Other entities include The Guesthouse Inn, Otter & Oak Outfitter and More, and The Market on Courthouse Square. Additionally, Hinton’s radio station, Radio AM 1380, is operated by MountainPlex.
In addition to acting as CEO of both of his businesses, Allman is active in the Summers County community despite living in another state. He serves on multiple local organization boards, including the Hinton Area Foundation Board of Directors, Three Rivers Forever Foundation and the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Board of Trustees.
Allman currently resides in St. Louis, MO, with his wife and son.
Everyone is invited to attend and watch the debate with Allman’s moderation on Oct. 27. Multiple representatives are participating, including a candidate from Summers County. If you cannot attend in person, the event will be live streamed on the WVDN Facebook page.
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