Marcus Allen, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters, Independence Region

Marcus is the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Independence Region. Based out of Philadelphia, PA, Marcus and his team lead the regional effort of changing children’s lives for the better. Growing up in poverty and surrounded by violence, Marcus was given confidence by his first mentor, an area police officer. After attending Temple on a GE scholarship, Marcus was drafted by the NBA Denver Nuggets where he played for seven years. Now Marcus travels the country inspiring others and showing kids in the organization that he was once in their shoes.