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Carmen Allen

Vice President, Harris Corporation (ret.)


Carmen Allen served as  Vice President of Human Resources for the RF Communications Division of Harris Corporation.  The division employs approximately 3700 people.  Carmen previously served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources Officer at Vertis Communications and Vice President of Human Resources – Global Business Operations & Process Excellence at Bausch & Lomb, Inc. She managed and coordinated a global HR team of over 500 HR professionals supporting 15 countries.  Her professional career began with HR roles of increasing responsibilities at Eastman Kodak Company, Fison Pharmaceuticals and Levi Strauss.

Carmen earned a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester.  She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Managers, the National Black MBA’s, Board of Trustees for Garth Fagan Dance and founder of Rochester HR Diversity Network and Ebony Voices Book Club. She has served with distinction on the UMF board since 2002.

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