Jodi-Ann Allen is a Plant Engineering Project Engineer based at UPS Corporate Campus in Atlanta, GA. She is responsible for the electrical design of the conveyors used in all UPS facilities. Jodi-Ann has been employed at UPS since 2017, and, in addition to her current assignment, serves as the Account Manager for the Veterans Business Resource Group as well as a member of their Communications Panel.
Jodi-Ann was born and raised in Jamaica, but she relocated to the United States with her family in 2003. She went directly into the Navy after graduating high school, where she spent almost 10 years as a Construction Electrician with the Seabees.
Jodi-Ann was stationed in Rota, Spain for two years, where she worked as one of two female High Voltage Technicians (Linemen). Afterwards, she was stationed in Gulfport, MS with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven, from where she made two deployments. During her first deployment she was acting Bravo Company Safety Officer in addition to being the assistant maintenance shop supervisor of Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan. Her second deployment took her to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, where she led projects providing power to facilities on Bagram and other forward operating bases. After two years with NMCB 7, she applied and got accepted into a special program for Seabees called Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE for short), which provides power equipment to meet utility shortfalls in the Department of Defense (DoD). She spent her remaining time at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, CA, doing power generation and distribution work. Jodi-Ann is the first African American female to have been accepted in and completed this program, and one of less than 10 females overall.
Jodi-Ann has since completed a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Kennesaw State University.
Jodi-Ann has a three year old daughter with husband of 9 years, Bredt.