An arts management, creative development and strategic planning executive, Helen Allen was named by Crain's New York Business as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars”. She was a founding partner of the (e)merge art fair, as well as founder and Executive Director of PULSE Contemporary Art Fair. In her nine years as Executive Director of Ramsay Fairs she orchestrated the U.S. introduction of the company and its signature event, the Affordable Art Fair. Her professional history also includes leadership positions at a New York art gallery, art advisory firm, auction house and museum. Allen has served as a communications and arts consultant for corporate and private collectors and non-profits, and lectures internationally about the art market and arts industry business development. She holds an MA in Fine and Decorative Art History from Christie's Education/Royal Society of Art, and a BA in Art History from Duke University.