Washington, DC— Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, David Kenneth Owens is acknowledged as a Top Pinnacle Professional for his contributions to the field of Energy and Engineering.
Mr. Owens pursued higher education at Howard University where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1969 and later received a Master of Engineering in 1978. He capped his scholarship at George Washington University in 1978, graduating from the School of Engineering & Applied Science with a Master of Engineering in business administration, management and operations.
Mr. Owens is currently the chief executive officer of DaVision & Strategies where he is also the vice chairman of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority between 2017 and 2022. He notes that during this time, he helped a team of experts to help rebuild the electric systems on the island following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Prior to this position, he held numerous other positions including a manager, vice president, senior vice president, and executive vice president of Edison Electric. He launched his career with the Securities and Exchange Commission where he rapidly advanced from an engineer to a chief engineer between 1974 and 1980. Of his many career accomplishments, Mr. Owens is most proud to have personally detailed FEMA to help oversee the recovery of 10 million customers throughout 26 states without electricity and spoke with Former President Barack Obama to offer a suggestion of how to bring back electricity more quickly.
When considering his extraordinary success during his more than 40 year career, Mr. Owens attributes his family and upbringing in West Philadelphia as well as his commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others. A recognized leader, 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.
An expert in Storm Restoration, Mr. Owens asserts that he enjoys mentoring STEM For Us to those interested in science and technology. He is a member of several professional affiliations such as the American Association of Blacks in Energy. In the coming years, Mr. Owens hopes to slow down in his professional efforts while dedicating more time to his loved ones.