They will fill vacancies created when Commissioner Phil Blank was termed out after eight years and former Commissioner Kathy Narum was elected to the City Council last month.
Ritter has been a member of the city's Parks and Recreation Commission for the last five years, where he also served a year as the commission's chairman.
Allen, who has been a member of the city's Economic Vitality Committee and most recently on the East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force, has 25 years of corporate experience, working for companies including AT&T, Pacific Bell and Charles Schwab. Previously, she also led a citizens' group, Stop Pleasanton Gridlock, which focuses on improving traffic across the city.
Ritter, a sales executive with Schneider Electric, is also general manager for Ritter Family Estates, a commercial real estate holding firm. A member of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, he has been active on the city's Trails Ad Hoc Committee and community sports. An Eagle Scout, he is committee chairman of Boy Scout Troop 916 and Sponsor Chairman of the Foothill High School Athletic Boosters.
Allen holds a bachelor's degree in economics from UC Davis. Ritter holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Both hold Masters in Business Administration (MBAs) from St. Mary's College.
They will take their seats on the Planning Commission at its next meeting, June 26.