Donald Allen Jr.
Director, Self-Perform Services
Donald is a New Orleans, LA native with over 13 years of experience in construction and project management. As a Construction Manager, Donald has completed projects for the New Orleans Convention Center, the Louis Armstrong International (MSY) Airport, Essence Fest, Louisiana's Children's Museum, hospital bathrooms, and more.
Donald brings a unique background to the VPG team, having previously played professional football in Italy. While in Italy, Donald was honored as the 2006 European Football League Import Player of the Year in Helsinki, Finland, and the Italy Superbowl Champion and Offensive MVP in Bergamo, Italy. While in the U.S., Donald was honored as the NCAA National Leadership Representative and the Nokia Sugarbowl Athlete of the Year. Additionally, Donald served as a mentor and teacher to at-risk youth for over eight years. During his tenure, he was honored as the Vocational Teacher of the Year.
As the Director of Self-Perform, Donald has completed more than 150 home renovations, managed various scopes for student housing at Tulane University, and overseen the installation of more than 1500 doors and 20,000 pieces of hardware at the 4Season hotel.
Donald holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University.