Robert Owens is the CEO of Owens Group an insurance firm that was founded by his late father, Herbert Owens, in 1957. Bob’s father as well as his mother, Fritzi Owens, both fled Vienna after the Anschluss. As teenagers in New York City, they were able to finish their schooling and start a new life.
After graduating from New York University with Honors in Politics, Bob worked on Capitol Hill for two Congressmen. He subsequently worked as an investigative reporter during the Watergate era for syndicated columnist Jack Anderson and later as the co-author of the “The Investigators” column for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. He also wrote the nationally-syndicated “Insure Yourself” column for four years.
Over the years, in addition to his business activities, Bob has served on a number of charitable boards and is currently a board member of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the Horace Mann School, and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Eve Klein, and their two children Augusta and Henry Owens.