Edward Allard III
Former Deputy Director of the Selective Service System
Mr. Allard served most recently in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Selective Service System from April 2010 to January 2017, where he chaired improvement projects to ensure effective and efficient Agency operations. He had previously served in the Clinton Administration, as the Director of the Performance Excellence Office in the Energy Department and as an adviser to the Secretary of Defense. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 10 years, resigning as a Captain in 1973. For over 25 years, Mr. Allard was the President and CEO of Allard & Associates, a management consulting firm, which provided management and performance improvement consultations nationally and internationally. He also worked with several nonprofit organizations, including as the President of the Roybal Foundation, which provides scholarships to students with a career in health and wishing to practice in low-income communities; as Vice-President of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; and various positions with the United Way of America. Mr. Allard received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami in 1984.