Leading AGH since 1987
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 created an independently owned firm to more effectively serve closely held, entrepreneurial companies and public sector entities in the central U.S.
Paul is a certified public accountant and in addition to audit and accounting, he has an extensive background in business mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, financial structuring, operations review and contracting. He 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, Paul serves on the executive committees of the Greater Wichita Partnership and the Wichita Community Foundation, as well as an advisory board member for the Salvation Army. He previously served as chairman and board member for the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition and Visit Wichita. He is a member of the Wichita Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Paul is a Wichita State University alumnus and serves on the advisory council for the WSU W. Frank Barton School of Business. He previously served on the boards and as chairman and president respectively for the WSU Foundation and the WSU Alumni Association. Paul was honored in 2012 with the WSU Foundation Board of Trustees Award and in 2006 with the Alumnus Recognition Award.
He has been heavily involved with United Way of the Plains over the years, currently serving on the board and previously serving the organization as board chair, annual campaign chair and Tocqueville chair. Paul was named an Executive of the Year in 2020 by the Wichita Business Journal, 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.