Chad Owens – Human Resources Business Partner/Director

Phenix City, AL – Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Chad Owens is acknowledged as an Inner Circle Platinum Lifetime for his contributions as an HR Consultant.

Mr. Owens, a seasoned HR consultant with over 25 years of experience, has recently embarked on a new phase of his career, bringing his wealth of knowledge to the forefront of the HR industry. His primary focus in HR consulting encompasses a wide array of services, from scheduling calls and resolving payroll issues to managing payments and overseeing workforces ranging from 1 to 100 employees. Mr. Owens is particularly adept at various HR aspects, including engagement, talent management, succession planning, and policy development for small businesses.

With an illustrious career spanning a quarter of a century, Mr. Owens has become an authority in HR consulting. He boasts a comprehensive understanding of HR, honing his skills in engagement, talent management, and succession planning. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Dillard University, earned in 1993, Mr. Owens is furthering his academic pursuits by pursuing a Master’s degree in HR from Webster University, set to be conferred in December 2023.

Mr. Owens’s list of accomplishments is impressive. His career highlight includes 25 years of dedicated service in Army HR, where he played a pivotal role in coaching and developing 100 HR professionals. In addition to his professional achievements, Mr. Owens is an active advocate for community betterment, dedicating 4 to 5 years of his life to mentoring with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Mr. Owens’s extensive career history is marked by his unwavering commitment to HR excellence. He assumed his current HR consulting role during the week of September 25, 2023, after amassing a wealth of experience in HR in both military and healthcare sectors over the past 25 years.

Notably, Mr. Owens’s altruistic endeavors have earned him recognition in the form of volunteer awards from the United Way, lauding his exceptional work with children. He has also been acknowledged by the Urban League for his outstanding contributions to the community.

Beyond his professional commitments, Mr. Owens is an enthusiast of various sports, has an affinity for jazz music, and is an avid reader, exploring a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction genres.

Looking ahead, Mr. Owens has ambitious plans for the future. He intends to pen a book on HR, focusing on the unique journey from military to private HR roles, with a specific emphasis on the experiences of military and minority HR professionals.

At the core of his philosophy, Mr. Owens holds the belief that “I listen more than I talk.” This principle underscores the vital role of active listening in HR and mentoring roles, serving as a beacon for those who seek to follow in his footsteps.

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