Blakeman Hazzard Allen ‘66
Blakeman Hazzard Allen integrates a professional background in history, historic preservation, and education, into consultancy in international development; and into leadership and interdisciplinary initiatives.
Intensively engaged in Pakistan’s complex education sector since 2003, Blake is U.S. partner and liaison of a Pakistan-based consortium. Previous responsibilities consist of director of a Pakistan educational leadership program, grant-funded by the U.S. Department of State for eleven years. The project served as catalyst and incubator for innovations in teaching, learning and leadership for grass-roots educators, predominately women, with that core work continuing.
Prior to Pakistan involvement, Blake was coordinator of a university graduate program in Heritage Studies; adjunct graduate faculty; and researcher and consultant for historic preservation organizations. A professional commitment to education and community extends to other endeavors. An alumna of Goucher College with a M.Ed. from Plymouth State University, Blake served as Commissioner on the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Commission on Court Reform and on community boards.
The recipient of Phillips Academy’s 2012 Distinguished Service Award, Blake has been perennial class secretary since 1992 and reunion co-chair since 1995. She segued into a leadership role in Campaign Andover; and became a career mentor, alumni admission representative, Non Sibi Day participant, class agent, and a director of the Abbot Academy Association. Blake also served two terms on the Alumni Council, and currently is vice-chair of an Alumni Council ad hoc committee: Abbot@Andover. As an extension, she integrates Abbot roots and Phillips Academy initiatives into her “other” job. “Non sibi” serves as a hallmark that transcends boundaries, even in Pakistan's remote reaches.
Blake and her husband John use a 19th century farmhouse in the White Mountains of New Hampshire as U.S. base and hub for family and friends. Their six grandchildren think of the world as a very small place.