Jody Allen has been named executor and trustee of Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen’s estate, the family announced Wednesday. Jody, Paul’s sister, stated her focus on fulfilling her brother’s vision:
“I have been given the great responsibility to steward Paul’s wealth in service of his vision for the future. I will do all that I can to ensure that Paul’s vision is realized, not just for years, but for generations.
Paul sought solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems, to celebrate the range of human expression, and to implement programs that effect positive global and local outcomes.
While the loss of Paul is overwhelming, I am dedicated to preserving and implementing Paul’s vision. Paul made the world a better place. Through Paul’s generosity, and with the help and support of Paul’s friends, partners and colleagues, the future will be even better. Paul’s light shall continue to shine.”
Paul Allen passed away at the age of 65 after a fight with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He owned the Blazers, Seattle Seahawks and co-owned the Seattle Sounders.