Owen has been a S.A.F.E. team member since 2013.
Owen was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Ellicott City, Maryland. A lifelong Penn State fan, Owen became the 4th generation in his family to graduate from Penn State University. He graduated from the Smeal College of Business in May 2011 with a degree in Supply Chain & Information Systems. Owen began his career with Amazon.com working as an Area Manager from 2011-2013 in their distribution facilities in Breinigsville, PA and Middletown, DE.
Owen joined the S.A.F.E. Management team in Detroit, MI in June 2013 as an Event Manager. In Detroit Owen worked closely with Ford Field leadership to plan and exe-cute operations for Detroit Lions football games, as well as major concerts such as Kenny Chesney, Justin Timberlake/Jay-z, and Bon Jovi.
In October 2013 he relocated to our Florida branch located in Jacksonville, FL to continue in his role as an Event Manager. Owen quickly took the lead on event operations, including all events held at TIAA Bank Field, Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena, Prime Osborn Convention Center, Times-Union Performing Arts Center, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at University of Florida, University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, and others. In 2016 Owen worked with leadership from the Florida Theatre in down-town Jacksonville to develop a partnership providing security services to the historic venue.
Owen was selected as the Director of Operations for the Super Bowl Media Center for Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, AZ. The following year his responsibility shifted to Director of Operations for the Super Bowl Experience, and he filled that role for Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, CA, Super Bowl LI in Houston, TX, Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, MN, and Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, GA. For Super Bowl LIV in Miami, FL his focus switched to Super Bowl stadium 24/7 security operations. Owen has worked closely with our partners at NFL Security to train, manage, and provide direction for all S.A.F.E. security staff at these venues.
During the Summer of 2017 Owen helped with the successful opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. He helped to facilitate new team member training, and manage the event operations of the first events held at the brand new stadium.
In September 2017 Owen was selected to fill the position of Managing Director for the Florida branch of S.A.F.E. Management. Since then he has had the opportunity to lead operations for events including Jacksonville Jaguars football games, Florida vs Georgia NCAA Football, Monster Jam, the Gator Bowl, The Rolling Stones, Florida Country Superfest, Lynyrd Skynyrd Farewell Show, NCAA March Madness, University of Florida football home games, USA Mens & Womens Soccer, Welcome to Rockville festival, Navy vs Notre Dame NCAA Football, Luke Bryan Farm Tour, Icemen hockey games, Jacksonville Sharks arena football games, and more. In addition, Owen led the transition process for taking over all 24/7 venue security operations in October 2019 for the 7 major Jacksonville municipal event venues.
Owen works closely with leadership from our many different venues in Florida to ensure that the S.A.F.E. standards of excellence are upheld at all times. He has continued to focus on providing the highest quality service to our partners in Florida through recruitment, training, quality control and continuous improvement.