Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Chief Executive

Paul Allen has served as chief executive of Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C. (AGH) since 1987. He was the managing partner of a national accounting firm's Wichita office until AGH’s founding members determined they could serve their clients more effectively by creating an independently owned firm serving closely held, entrepreneurial companies and public sector entities in the central U.S. Between the prior incarnation of AGH and the current entity, Allen has led the firm for more than 30 years.

Allen is a certified public accountant who consults in accounting and auditing, specializing in working with middle-market, closely held businesses and entrepreneurial enterprises. He serves commercial clients primarily in the manufacturing, construction and distribution industries. In addition to audit and accounting, he has an extensive background in business mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, financial structuring, operations review, and contracting. Allen served 15 years on the Kansas Board of Accountancy, including four terms as chairman. He is a past president of the Kansas Society of CPAs Wichita chapter and an active leader in numerous civic and professional organizations.

Currently, he is chair-elect of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition and a member of both the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce board of directors and the executive committee of the Greater Wichita Partnership. He also serves on the board of the WSU Foundation as chair-elect and is treasurer of the Wichita Community Foundation board. Previously, he led the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Plains, WSU Alumni Association and Visit Wichita as board chair as well as chairing the 2010 United Way of the Plains campaign. Allen was honored in 2006 with the Alumnus Recognition Award and in 2012 with the WSU Foundation Board of Trustees Award. He was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Wichita Business Hall of Fame in 2015 and recognized as one of 50 Kansans You Should Know in Ingram’s magazine.