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Bristol native Barbara Allen has been operations/general manager since 1994 of Stowaway Storage, a family-owned small business in Johnson City, Tenn., where she operates storage warehouse sites throughout Northeast Tennessee.
She graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BBA in accounting in 1983, and then was employed as a systems engineer and communications marketing specialist with IBM in Kingsport until 1994.
Barbara was fundraising chairman during the building of the Ronald McDonald House and served on the organization’s board of directors from its inception until 1997. She also chaired the board of directors at Appalachian Christian Camp. She has served on the board of directors for various Mountain States Health entities as well, including Washington County facilities (chair) and Blue Ridge Medical Management and also on Johnston Memorial Hospital board of trustees. On the Mountain States corporate board she has been a member of the committees for Audit and Compliance; Quality; Finance; Social Responsibility; and Corporate Membership.
In 2002 she received Milligan College Leader in Christian Service Award and in 2006 was the recipient of East Tennessee State University College of Business and Technology’s Horizon Award.
Barbara is a member of First Christian Church, and she and her husband, Charles, have two sons, Chip and Wes.