Having worked in the family business, King Photo, his whole life, in 2001 the entire company was sold to Allen Showalter, son and grandson of the founders. Allen is a member of the Society of Photo Finishing Engineers and a Certified Photographic Consultant. He has sat on the Board of Directors of the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA), served as the President of the Dixie Division of PMA and as an International Past President of the Photo Marketing Association International. Allen is both a current Board member of IPI, as well as a Past Chairman. Allen has also been on the board of the Rotary Club of Harrisonburg.