On June 22, Chris Allen transitioned from his role as executive administrator for financial planning and decision support at Keck Medicine of USC to that of interim chief financial officer for the organization.

A graduate of University of Georgia, Allen brings more than 20 years of finance leadership in health care operations to the job. He first joined Keck Medicine in 2016, and has since been responsible for financial planning, operations and capital budget practices and decision support services. He has also provided financial analysis, evaluation and performance monitoring of the organization to support long and short term tactical and strategic development efforts enterprise-wide.

As interim CFO, Allen will develop and direct strategic financial plans, as well as lead government reporting, budgeting, materials management and physician planning. He will also collaborate on programs for increased funding to help sustain Keck Medicine for the long term.

In a joint memo, Rod Hanners, interim chief executive officer of Keck Medicine and James M. Staten, senior vice president of finance for USC, praised Allen’s experience and character: “More than ever, Chris’ successful track record of guiding the financial performance of health systems will be essential during this time. In the face of any challenge, Chris puts the needs of our dedicated staff and those we serve front and center. We have no doubt his strategic thinking, compassion and sense of innovation will continue to strengthen our organization as we move into the future.”

— Kate Faye