LEWISBURG (WVDN) – The owner of two prominent Hinton businesses, Ken Allman, will moderate a candidate debate hosted by the West Virginia Daily News. Allman will provide the debate summary and rules overview. The debate will take place on October 27 at 6 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg. Ken H Allman, MBA, CMSR, FMSD is a distinguished 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 in Premedical Biology with majors in Computer Science, Community Health and Public Medicine. In addition, Allman completed a one-year degree in biology at the University of Dayton.
In 1994, Allman founded PracticeLink.com, which is physically located in Hinton. Before that, however, he worked as a consultant in finding doctors for a company called Christopher & Long. There, Allman was named Recruiter of the Year after the tremendous achievement of placing 20 doctors in 20 months. All of the aforementioned professional positions covered a large number of disciplines and various employers.
Before entering human resources, Allman worked as a management consultant for the international firm of Alexander Proudfoot. During his tenure with the company, he received the Outstanding Staff Management Consultant of the Year award both in the United States and worldwide.
The year 2009 held many important moments for Allman. That year he decided to go back to school. This decision led to the completion of an EMBA degree from Washington University. It was also the year he was named one of the top nine small business executives by the West Virginia State Business Journal.
A few years later, in 2011, Allman received that year’s Friends of Business Award from the Summers County Women’s Business & Training Center. Then, in 2014, he received 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, and MountainPlex Properties LLC.
MountainPlex Properties LLC operates several popular businesses in downtown Hinton. Locals are probably most familiar with The Ritz Theater & Performing Arts, Summers County’s movie theater that’s part of MountainPlex. Other businesses include The Guesthouse Inn, Otter & Oak Outfitter and More, and The Market on Courthouse Square. In addition, Hinton’s radio station, Radio AM 1380, is operated by MountainPlex.
In addition to serving as the CEO of both of his companies, Allman is active in the community of Summers County, although he lives in a different state. He serves on several local organizational boards, including the Hinton Area Foundation Board, the 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 join and watch the debate hosted by Allman on October 27th. Several representatives attend, including a candidate from Summers County. If you are unable to attend in person, the event will be streamed live on the WVDN Facebook page.