A Publication of WTVP

For the past year, Matthew Allen has been a part of the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center team as a performance measurement analyst of strategic planning. He has been responsible for the development, process management and maintenance to provide key organizational leaders with information to improve performance. Allen’s research and input on processes have had a significant influence on operations throughout OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He works with Six Sigma Master Black Belts and organization leaders to define a measurement and reporting strategy for various areas of operation, including productivity improvement, cost optimization, personal staffing, forward planning, investment analysis, space or supply utilization and system integration.

Allen personifies all that Peoria would want in a leader. He lives his core values, bringing to every task remarkable skill and dedication. He has chosen a career in technology which has allowed him to use his knowledge and talents in the community. Allen serves as vice president of the Friends of Friedrichshafen, part of the Peoria Sister City Commission, and treasurer of the Mt. Hawley Cemetery Association. He has played an active role in numerous local organizations, such as Trot for Tots, Friends of the Rock Island Trail, Peoria Promise and the 2005 Peoria mayoral campaign, utilizing his technological skill set and aiding in website creation and upkeep.

Allen has worked as an analyst involving technology-related systems for two large businesses in Peoria, and became an entrepreneur by starting Oak Point Technologies, Inc., which focuses on home theater design, home automation and database and website design. Allen is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and is continuing his professional development by working on a master’s degree in business administration.

The Peoria area is a better place because of Matthew Allen. His strongest point is not the depth of his resume, but the depth of his heart—he pursues excellence as a way of life and makes choices with honesty and integrity. iBi