Ernie Allen in 2012
|Known for||President and CEO, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children|
Ernie Allen (born 1946) is an attorney who served as the President & CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children for 23 years until his retirement in June of 2012. Mr. Allen is also a former Director of Public Health & Safety for the City of Louisville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville where he became a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. 
Allen received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville in 1972 and passed the Kentucky bar exam that same year. From 1973-1983 he was the director of the Louisville Crime Commission and from 1983-1985 he was director of safety for Louisville. From 1985-1989 he was the chief administrative officer for Jefferson County, Kentucky.
To parents, "our basic message is get that [personal computer] out of the bedroom and put it in a public place and set some limits and know what your kids are doing." 
- Who's Who in America 2008 ed., Vol. 1, p. 67
- Who's Who Vol. 1, p. 67
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