Event Planners Bio

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Yolanda Allen / Event Planning
Director Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Yolanda Allen is an entrepreneur and a natural entertainer. After earning a degree in Theatre Administration through an intensive training program at the legendary Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center, she was hired as a staff member of the Center and was heavily involved in four to six theatre productions a year as a performer, director, box office manager, lighting director and administrator. During this time, she was blessed to be mentored by the late C. Bernard Jackson and worked under the direction of George C. Wolfe, who instilled in her the importance of THE WORK!! Yolanda served as the assistant to the Director of Olympic Operations at ABC Sports planning the biggest party of the 1980’s – The 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. ABC Sports was awarded the contract to act as host broadcaster and Ms. Allen was pivotal in planning the space, budget, and technical requirements for the international broadcasting community. She later was involved in planning numerous national, regional and local staff meetings while a member of the administrative team of City of Hope National Medical Center’s Development Center and coordinated the fundraising efforts of fourteen satellite offices across the country. As a performer, Yolanda was Aretha, the Singing Secretary on the daytime drama, “General Hospital” on ABC-TV and has appeared on such shows as “Guiding Girls” (as a panelist) on the Fox Family Channel. She is a self-proclaimed “game show junkie” having appeared (and won) on a number of national shows including “Family Feud”, “The $25,000 Pyramid (with Dick Clark), and “Hollywood Squares.” For six and a half years, she successfully produced her own comedy showcase, “Yo-Yo & Friends” once a month at the world-famous Ice House Annex in Pasadena, California. She currently holds a seat as a Board Member of the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California where she serves as Board Secretary. She is a dedicated advocate, public speaker and volunteer for a number of ongoing events for the Foundation. Contact Information: Yolanda Allen / Event Planning Director
Office 323-912-0636
Los Angeles, California 90029

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