During the first snowpocalypse to hit the area, Dr. Owens was out in the neighboring area to his home helping to push cars that had got stuck in a bank because of the snow and ice due to spin outs. He also help to pull
many cars out with his pickup truck. He walked along the road full of stopped cars, offering gas for anyone who may have run out. Dr. Owens is in the middle of a congressional campaign for the democratic ticket in the
13th district of Georgia. While he could have been in his warm home, online working on the campaign which had just started to get seriously underway that week, he immediately went out to help those in need as best he could.
Dr. Michael C. Owens is a global business leader, entrepreneur, information technology executive and community leader, with over 20 years of experience within military, corporate, government and academic organizations. He was born in Greensboro, NC and grew up in the small rural town of Robbins, NC. A high school academic and athletic standout, Michael put college on hold and joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1991 to volunteer for service in the Persian Gulf War conflict.
As an advocate of lifelong learning, Michael has continued to pursue higher levels of academic education while continuing to volunteer in the community and practice leadership in the business world.
He received his BS from North Carolina A&T State University and his master’s from The Business School at Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Doctorate in Business Administration from California InterContinental University where his research focused on the interrelationship between the U.S. Department of State and U.S.-based multinational corporations. In 2011, he was selected to, and participated in, the first Emerging Leaders Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
He is currently works as the East Coast Program Manager of State/Local Government and Higher Education Solutions division for Cisco Systems, responsible for deploying innovative technological solutions to the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia. Prior to this, Michael was employed as a senior manager and member of the global leadership team for SITA, an
international information technology company specializing in providing IT and security services to foreign and domestic government entities and the global air transport industry. In 2005, as an entrepreneur, he pioneered the practice of technical managed services in the professional services market as the founder and president of an innovative IT consulting firm.
Also in 2005, he was awarded with a National Leadership Award and served as the Honorary Co-Chairman on the Congressional Business Advisory Council. Earlier in his career, he held several positions within the finance sector at Fidelity Investments and First Union National Bank.
Michael was recently appointed VP of Policy and Government Affairs with the National Black and Latino Council. Additionally he serves on several boards and acts as a strategic advisor to several community and children focused non-profit organizations. As a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, he received the National Defense Service Medal for service during the Persian Gulf War conflict. Michael is the father of 5 children and has lived in
Cobb County for the last 6 years. He serves as Treasurer for the Young Democrats of Cobb County and is a member of the state-wide finance committee for the Young Democrats of Georgia. He is also a long-standing member with the Young Leaders -World Affairs Council of Atlanta and the Georgia Council for International Visitors. (taken from
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