Allen Johnson serves Ebby Halliday Companies agents and staff as the Director of Information Technologies. In an industry that continues to evolve at warp speed, Johnson’s lifelong passion for understanding and harnessing hardware, software, data, systems and networks, enables all to achieve personal business goals with confidence. No matter the day’s fires, Johnson directs his talented and responsive team with hallmark humor, quick thinking and a calm demeanor.
The Oak Cliff native recalls working on computers at the age of 5 when his father brought home an Apple 2c no longer needed at his office. He and his sister were enrolled in a software club that would send new programs every month, and he joined the programming club in 2nd grade where he learned the basics. He has never lost interest.
Before Johnson even started college, he began his career with Ebby Halliday Realtors in the summer of 2001. He helped remove modems from workroom computers and connected them to the wide area network. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Business Computer Information Systems from the University of North Texas in 2005. Since that time, he has realized many notable accomplishments, including helping build the internal software that runs the business and managing the full virtualization of Ebby’s server environment.
Johnson is married to Ruth, also an EHC employee, and together they have two daughters. In his free time, he’s an avid “Dance Dad” helping with the busy schedule of ballet, tap, jazz and Ballet Folklorico through the Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico professional dance company. He also enjoys a good board game with the family, binge watching shows on Netflix, and naturally, computer games.