Allen H. Kaplan was elected to the Austin Community College District Board of Trustees in 1994, and re-elected in 2000, 2006, and 2012. Kaplan was elected as Vice Chair of the Board in 2015. He has previously served as Vice Chair of the Board and as Secretary of the Board. He also served on the ACC Foundation Board of Directors and is currently the Immediate Past Chair of the Community College Association of Texas Trustees (CCATT), having previously served on the ACCT Nominations and Awards Committees.
Kaplan is a public affairs and marketing consultant representing both public and private clients. He has served on numerous community and professional boards including, among others, serving as chair of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Cap Metro) and as a founding Director of the Downtown Austin Alliance.
Kaplan is very active in the Austin Jewish Community having served on the Boards of Congregation Beth Israel and the Austin Jewish Day School and on the Community Relations Committee and the Jewish Community Association’s Strategic Planning Committee. He and his wife, Maxine, are founders of and active members in Congregation Shir Ami in Cedar Park, where he is a Past President. The Kaplans also are founders of the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation, which supports the students and faculty of the Leander Independent School District.
Kaplan received his bachelor's degree in political science with minors in history and theater from the Brooklyn College, City University of New York.