Owens most recently served as the Regulatory and Oversight Counsel for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. His experience drafting and moving legislation to ensure regulations are not “one-size-fits-all” aligns with the RDCC’s mission of promoting policies that consider the unique challenges and opportunities facing rare disease innovators today.
Prior to serving in the Senate, Owens was President of Delta Agriculture where he led efforts to navigate and address key regulations and oversaw the company’s government relations portfolio, among other roles. He also previously served as the Director of Regulatory, Tax and Domestic Economic Policy for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the George Washington University Law School, and an active member of the District of Columbia Bar.