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Lawrence Allen, C.E.O. L. Allen & Founder

Lawrence, the founder and mastermind behind the L. Allen brand began his vision in 2009; although, the vision of L. Allen designs started a decade before that. With 10+ years experience in retail management and working with the fashion design program at the Florida State University, Lawrence brings a unique perspective of the multicultural presence for which the American South is known. Irish, Bahamian, Native American, African and just all around American heritages are all embraced by Lawrence as he aims to show the beauty of diversity in how he is influenced by his own multicultural background. For L. Allen this is a reflection of the beauty that the American South and America holds.

Charlotte Waters, C.O.O. L. Allen

Charlotte has been involved with the L. Allen team since 2010, supporting the business originally through directing their annual fashion shows. Shortly after working with the L. Allen fashion events, she was brought on to work on the operations of the business. The passion and drive that permeates L. Allen has been a motivational force that drew Charlotte to working with the L. Allen team, with 8+ years of work with nonprofits and for profit businesses in the North Florida Area, she brings experience in event management, business consulting, operations management, and program evaluation to the business.

Victoria Andrews, Director of Information Technology

Victoria graduated from FSU with her bachelor’s degree in retail merchandising and product development. With minors in Spanish and usiness she is currently working as the Director of Information Technology. In addition, she supports the operations and sales at the company. She has a passion for recruitment, visual merchandising, and technology related to the retail industry. Victoria has been a steadfast building block of the L. Allen team since 2010.

Maritza Berger, Community Relations

Maritza holds her Bachelor of Science degree from The Florida State University. In college, she was involved in numerous fashion organizations as well serving as the VP of Public Relations for her business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. Upon graduating, Maritza moved to Boston, MA where she has since gained over 4 years of experience in sales. Maritza has been with L. Allen since its beginnings and has taken on a variety of roles, including sales, operations, and public relations. She now serves as the Director of Community Relations for L. Allen, actively working with social media.

Christy Pagoni, Operations Assistant

Shannon Gillilan, Fashion Week Assistant