Kathleen R. Allen, Ph.D. has been Realty Income’s Director since February 2000.
She is a professor at the Marshall School of Business and the director of the Center for Technology Commercialization at the University of Southern California (1991-present). She was the co-founder and chairwoman of Gentech Corporation (1994-2004) and in 2006 co-founded and became the Chief Executive Officer and served on the board of directors of N2TEC Institute, a nonprofit company focused on technology commercialization in rural America, until it completed its mission in 2013.
Dr. Allen has co-founded four private companies, is currently a principal and on the board of directors of a real estate investment and development company, and serves on the board of advisors for two life science companies as well as the Children’s Hospital/Saban Institute’s Center for Innovation in Pediatrics.
She is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Homeland Security where she advises on issues related to technology deployment, including cyber security. She is the author of 15 books in the field of entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, a field in which she is considered an expert.
Dr. Allen is Chairwoman of Realty Income’s Technology Risk Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.