Bob Allen

Chief Storytelling Officer

Bob Allen began his career in the entertainment industry as a musician at the age of 16.

After graduating from college, Bob held a variety of positions in Disneyland’s Live Entertainment Division. Productions included several spectaculars and creative development work on Disneyland’s Main Street Electrical Parade, among others.

In 1978, Bob’s team conceived, developed and produced numerous film, tape and multimedia materials for the Tokyo Disneyland park. He also began working as a writer and producer with Walt Disney Imagineering on attractions that would become part of EPCOT.

After relocating to Walt Disney World in 1982, Bob became the manager of an in-house production company of 40 full-time staff. He directed and produced in addition to his management duties during this time.

In 1985, Bob became the Florida anchor for the production focus of Disney-MGM Studios. He also received a promotion to director of film and tape production.

Next, he became vice president of Disney Production Services, Inc. in 1991. His responsibilities included all facilities and services at Disney-MGM Studios, as well as the operation of Disney IDEAS (Innovation, Design, Entertainment, Art and Storytelling), a full-service integrated creative content studio.

Bob is involved with all aspects of IDEAS. Still, his primary role as chief storytelling officer means focusing on concept development, experience design and branding.

A nationally recognized speaker, Bob has presented to various influential groups. These include the U.S. Air Force, Association of Travel Marketing Executives, Allied Travel Organization, National Telecommunications Conference and TEDxHighPoint — to name a few.

To book Bob, you may contact him directly at or 407-257-2244.

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