After earning his bachelor of arts in honors economics and political science from the University of Rochester in New York, Allen Fitzsimmons began his career in finance and management. He later pursued a graduate degree through the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester and started his own business. Allen Fitzsimmons presently works in the fields of insurance and estate appraisals and liquidations.

As an independent agent with AFLAC, he holds life and health insurance certification in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He also leads Transitioning Forward, an organization that appraises and sells personal items for clients. Allen Fitzsimmons� daily responsibilities with Transitioning Forward revolve around client relationship management and new account acquisition. Responsible for driving growth, he also manages the company�s employees. Services offered by Transitioning Forward include cataloguing of all for-sale items, official appraisals, marketing and selling to obtain highest item values, and the delivery of items to purchasers after sales close.