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

SNAP-sign Blog

Proposed Rule on Food Assistance Would Limit State Flexibility

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is submitting objections this week to a proposed federal rule change that ...
Immigrant-family Blog

Immigrants Make Georgia Stronger and Better Every Day

Nearly one in 10 Georgians today was born outside the United States and one in five under 18 ...
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Boost Georgia’s Workforce with Affordable Child Care for Student Parents

Georgia can help produce enough college graduates to meet employer demand and improve family incomes by increasing child ...
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An Investment in Georgia Women is an Investment in a Stronger State

This year marks a watershed moment for women in the United States. Across the nation, women are reminding ...
Family-eating-dinner Blog

Federal Budget Proposal Threatens to Clear Dinner Tables of Rural Georgia Families

The congressional budget plan that passed both the U.S. House and Senate last month calls for deep cuts ...
Family-Outside-Yard Blog

Momentum on State Earned Income Tax Credits Evident Across the Country, Will Georgia Be Next?

This spring significant momentum built across the country for state earned income tax credits (EITCs). In recent months, ...
Nursing-assistant-2 Blog

Food Stamps Help More than 500,000 Working Georgians

Food assistance plays a critical role in helping Georgians working low-wage jobs put meals on the table. An ...
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The Path Forward – A Strong Middle Class Is Essential for Georgia

As the dust continues to settle in the wake of last week’s presidential election, a cloud of uncertainty ...
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Better Investments Needed to Close Georgia’s Child Hunger Gap

When the final bells ring and students pour out of schools for the summer, some set their sights ...

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