Terry Allen

Federal Government Relations Director

Terry Allen is a veteran political and legislative strategist with expertise on a broad range of issues ranging from technology, energy, judiciary, and telecommunications, to tax, trade, health care and nutrition policy. With over 29 years of professional experience in government, politics and public policy, Allen delivers results for Fidelis’ clients through practical understanding of the legislative and decision-making processes and through building strategic partnerships and diverse policy and political coalitions.

As founder  and president of Fidelis Government Relations, a strategic consulting and government relations firm based  in Washington, DC. Allen has represented some of America’s leading companies, including Microsoft, ​AT&T, Verizon, CEA, Natural Products Association, American Bail Coalition, Council for Responsible Nutrition, PhRMA, Nuclear Energy Institute and PBUS.

For over six years Allen served as Chief of Staff for former NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver and U.S. Rep.  Steve Largent (R-OK) managing all aspects of the Congressman’s legislative and political agenda.  In 1998,  Allen managed Rep. Largent’s race for House Majority Leader which was decided on a third ballot — an  unprecedented feat for a two-term House Member.

In 1990, Allen founded and served as Executive Director of the Resource Institute of Oklahoma, a non- partisan public policy think tank in his native Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  While directing the institute, he  co-edited Health Care in Oklahoma: Prescription for Reform, published by New Forums Press.  During the 101st Congress, Allen served as a Policy Analyst for the House Republican Study Committee, covering health care, labor and judiciary issues. During the Reagan Administration, Allen served as Legislative  Liaison in the Office of Legislative Affairs under Secretary William Bennett at the U.S. Department of Education.

Allen is also recognized as a veteran political strategist.  For over two decades he has advised dozens of campaigns throughout the nation and taught campaign schools in the U.S. and internationally. He has played senior roles in political campaigns for statewide offices, Congress, U.S. Senate and President.  Allen received his B.A. in Communications in 1986 from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.   He is married to the former Laurie Deitz of Fairfax, Virginia. They have five grown children and one grandchild.