Spring 2014 initiate of the Philadelphia Alumni of Kappa Alpha Psi®
Whether in marketing, economic development, community outreach or communications, Devon Maurice Allen has built a solid reputation for his work in the public, private, entertainment and non-profit sectors of the Philadelphia region and beyond. He heads DMA Consulting Services, under which he works as a Management Consultant with Universal Companies, Community Marketing Concepts, Philadelphia Urban League Entrepreneurship Center, Women’s Opportunities Resource Center and Women Organized Against Rape.
Devon creates and develops marketing, strategic & crisis communications, media relations and community outreach plans to establish organizations as leaders in the respective areas -- ranging from healthcare to education. He has also worked as a consultant with AmeriHealth Caritas, African American Chamber of Commerce along with La Salle University Non-Profit Center and Beach Creative Communications. Devon has held positions with the Office of Mayor John F. Street, Beach Advertising, Temple University Small Business Development Center and the Lviv Institute of Management in Lviv, Ukraine, where he assisted in the development of a center that transferred technology between the United States and Western Europe.
The Philadelphia native is no stranger to media heavy-weights, adept at creating a public buzz around events for such entertainment insiders as entrepreneur Charles “Charlie Mack” Alston, executive assistant to megastar Will Smith and entrepreneur, Comedian Kevin Hart and Kindred the Family Soul, for whom Allen secured placement for its summer 2005 CD release as part of his consulting work with the Chicago-based national PR firm, Beaman Inc. His work has been featured in such national media outlets as CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, People Magazine, Fortune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine, LA Times, Ebony, Essence, JET, BET, VIBE,
Tom Joyner Morning, Steve Harvey Morning Show & Ricky Smiley Morning Show. Devon is a member of the Board of Directors of Intercommunity Action Agency, former Board of Trustees at
Canaan Baptist Church & the Philadelphia Freedom YMCA and is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America and American Marketing Association. He also mentors area youth. Allen was chosen by the Philadelphia Tribune as one of Philadelphia’s Influential African Americans under 40 to watch in 2006.
Since 2014, Devon has been extremely active with the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Philadelphia – chairing the Holiday Cabaret for three consecutive years along with serving on the following committees – 2018 Spring Affair, 95th Anniversary, Black & White, Health & Wellness and Cookout. Allen is currently working with the planning committee of the 84th Grand Chapter Meeting, scheduled for Philadelphia inn 2019.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Information Science & Temple University with a MBA in International Marketing, Devon is firm and passionate believer in guiding others, he feels that if he can assist someone in need as he passes through life, then he will have lived with purpose and value.