Jennifer Allen has been a Professional Dimensions member since 2015 and serves as an at-large Director of the Board. In her professional life, she is the Credit Policy Analyst from MGIC (Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation). She spends the majority of her day reviewing lender loan programs to determine if their programs are an acceptable risk for the company. Her group also supports the underwriting organization with complex loan scenarios.
As a PD member, Jennifer says “I love everything about PD!” She is especially enamored with the Conversation Circles and has participated three times, once as a participant and the last two as a co-facilitator. She has met women through this program who will become lifelong friends.
When asked about the best advice she has received either personally or professionally, she replied it is to “be your authentic self”. The leadership traits that she most admires are honesty and compassion. This is not surprising when you hear Jennifer describe her family. “I come from a hard driven, determined, working class family. My father was a strong man who instilled good work ethics in all of us. My father would not tolerate a lazy person and my mother had no patience for quitters”.
Regarding her leisure time activities, Jennifer enjoys golf. She says she is not a good golfer, but does enjoy playing. Her favorite guilty pleasure is “really good tequila”! Allen tracks news on media sources NPR and Politico. Her favorite local restaurant is Mason Street Grill Happy Hour with a live band (where she probably drinks really good tequila). The book she feels that should be on everyone’s reading list is Michele Obama’s Becoming. Jennifer loves to travel to anywhere warm near a beach which sounds like a good idea during a Wisconsin winter. Thinking about which people Jennifer would love to meet, she said it would be a tie between Langston Hughes and JRR Tolkien. They both had great imaginations and a breath-taking command of the English language.
Jennifer Allen is welcomed into Professional Dimension and her example of getting involved in activities and leadership is to be admired. Take the time to introduce yourself to her and get to know her.