Senior Vice President, GBPI

Jennifer Owens

Jennifer Owens served as the senior vice president of GBPI, where she leds the organization’s external affairs and fund development, as well as the strategy and management of major projects and events. Jennifer’s experience included 14 years of Georgia-based public policy advocacy and community outreach, stakeholder engagement, strategic communications and fundraising.

Over 15 Years of Experience

Strategy | Public Policy | Data Analysis

Prior to joining GBPI in 2013, Jennifer was development and policy advocacy director for Georgia Organics and former executive director of The League of Women Voters of Georgia. Jennifer received The Georgia Conservancy’s Longleaf Award for Excellence in Environmental Advocacy in 2012. In 2007, she became one of the youngest recipients ever of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40,” a recognition the paper gives to professionals leading the metro area into the future.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Jennifer is an appointed member of the City of Brookhaven’s Affordable Housing Task Force and serves on the Brookhaven Zoning Rewrite Committee.

Recent Posts by Jennifer Owens

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Standing with Black Lives

Amid the ongoing protests and demonstrations against police brutality, frustration over the deep and long-standing inequities in our ...
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CARES Act to Deliver Booster Shot of Additional Relief to Families, Economy Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Key Takeaways The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress is a $2.2 ...
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act to Provide Georgians with Initial Wave of Assistance

Late in the evening on March 18, President Trump signed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ...
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Crossover Day Recap: Senate Approves Expanding Record Restriction Before Session is Suspended

Crossover Day 2020, the deadline by which bills must pass their legislative chamber of origination in order to ...
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CANCELED: Women-Powered Prosperity Day

The Georgia state legislature has been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, our Women-Powered Prosperity event has been ...
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Georgia Women Still Strive for Equality in Wages, Wealth and Opportunity

This month, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. ...
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Georgia Legislative Session Update: Crossover Day Recap

This week lawmakers hit a legislative session milestone. Thursday, March 7 marked Crossover Day, the day a bill ...
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Women, wages, wealth, health: Power at the polls must translate to policy change

As published in SaportaReport on Sunday, February 24, 2019 During the 2018 elections, a record number of women ...
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Potential Changes to Public Charge Would Negatively Impact Georgia Families, Economy

On October 10, the federal administration released a proposal to radically change the U.S. immigration system by redefining ...
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Striking New Data Shines Light on Statewide Affordable Housing Crisis

No matter where you live in Georgia, the cost of housing stretches the paychecks of more and more ...
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Proposed Rule Change Threatens Legal Immigrants, U.S.-Born Children

The Trump administration appears likely to propose a change to longstanding immigration rules that could lead immigrants lawfully ...
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Rome Stop on GBPI Listening Tour Highlights Need for Workforce Training, Health Care Access

On a beautiful spring morning in the northwest foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, a group of community leaders ...

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