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David Kenneth Owens

Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: Da’Vision & Strategies
Location: Washington, D.C., United States

David Kenneth Owens, Chief Executive Officer at Da’Vision & Strategies, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in energy and engineering.

With decades of experience to his credit, Mr. Owens has excelled as the chief executive officer of Da’Vision & Strategies since 2017. He was additionally active as the vice chairman of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority between 2017 and 2022, during which time he helped a team of experts to help rebuild the electric systems on the island following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Between 1980 and 2017, he found much success in a number of positions with the Edison Electric Institute, including as a manager, the vice president, the senior vice president and the executive vice president. He began his career with the Securities and Exchange Commission, advancing from an engineer to a chief engineer between 1974 and 1980. Among the many highlights of his career, Mr. Owens is incredibly proud to have personally detailed for FEMA to help oversee the recovery of 10 million customers throughout 26 states without electricity, and even spoke to President Barack Obama and offered a suggestion of how to bring back electricity more quickly.

Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Owens pursued an education at Howard University, from which he earned a Bachelor of Engineering in electrical and electronics engineering in 1969 and a Master of Engineering in 1978. He concluded his studies at The George Washington University in 1978, graduating from the School of Engineering & Applied Science with a Master of Engineering in business administration, management and operations. Attributing his success to his family and upbringing in West Philadelphia as well as his commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others, he has accrued a number of accolades over the years, including the Lenz Owens Award from Public Utilities Fortnightly in 2022, the Crystal Award in 2022, the Highest Award from the American Association of Blacks in Energy in 2015 and 2019, the Edison Award in 2017, the John Dingell Award from Congresswoman Debbie Dingell in 2017, the Owen Young Award from Public Utilities Fortnightly in 2017 and the Platts Global Energy Award. In the coming years, Mr. Owens hopes to slow down in his professional efforts while dedicating more time to his loved ones.

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