Source: Seattle Business, October 2011.
Seattle Business listed McKinstry’s David Allen as one of Seattle’s Most Influential People of 2011. David is an Executive Committee Member of the Washington Clean Technology Alliance’s Board of Directors and is immediate Past President.
David joins other Seattle notables including Dan Savage, Felix Hernandez, Nathan Myhrvold, Norm Rice, Mike McGinn, Tom Douglas, John Cook, Todd Bishop, Rich Feldman, Hope Solo, Bill Ayers, Phil Rockefeller, Doug Howell, Steve Sarkisian, and others.
Seattle Business notes:
David Allen was greening business before green business was cool. In 2008, as he marketed McKinstry’s marriage of the seemingly at-odds environmental and commercial construction camps, he won approval from at-odds politicians: President George W. Bush awarded McKinstry a $5 billion federal Energy Savings Performance Contract for the next decade; and presidential candidate Barack Obama called the Seattle-based design and construction firm “a model for the nation.” Allen played a key role in imagining and populating McKinstry’s recent 24,000-square-foot addition to its Georgetown campus. The Innovation Center is designed to bring multiple clean-tech startups together under one roof, offering companies the ability to increase their office space as they grow. With this collaborative setup and the center’s mentoring program, McKinstry is working to inspire a new wave of eco-savvy businesspeople. Allen also chairs the Washington Clean Technology Alliance. Says McKinstry vice president of marketing and business development Tony Stewart: “David is the epitome of what’s good for the Pacific Northwest.”