Edward Allard III
Former Deputy Director of the Selective Service System
Mr. Allard served in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Selective Service System (SSS) from 2010 to 2017. He had primary managerial responsibilities for every aspect of SSS, including managing the budget, expanding young men’s registration, improving employee recruitment and involvement, and working closely with Congress. He created and chaired many managerial and behavioral improvement projects to ensure effective and efficient agency mission accomplishment. He served in the Clinton Administration as the Energy Department’s Director of the Office of Performance Excellence and as the Advisor to the Secretary of Defense. He served 10 years in the Marines, resigning as a Captain in 1973. For 25 years, Mr. Allard was the President/CEO of Allard & Associates, a management and performance improvement consulting firm, and provided consultations to Fortune 500 and other nonprofit and government organizations, nationally and internationally. He served 16 years in nonprofits: as President of the Roybal Foundation to provide scholarships to health care students practicing in low-income communities; as Vice-President of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; and as an executive with United Way Worldwide, locally and nationally. In 1984, Mr. Allard earned an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.