A Sturdy Soul in Vermont
Goals: Besides seeing The Vermont Country Store as an incredible branding opportunity, Allen also sought to establish a strong management team that could be integrated into the family business. He has accomplished both feats throughout his tenure.
Retirement plans: As noted, Allen will step down as president in January 2005. His plan? “I still have energy to put into a new career,” says Allen. He says he has always wanted to teach math, a subject he studied in college.