After 14 years working in private practice at Phoenix-based law firm Brown & Bain, Owens re-entered the realm of public service in 2003 as director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Appointed by then-Gov. Janet Napolitano (D).
It was during his first semester at Vanderbilt in fall 1978 that Owens met Al Gore, who was then a first-term House member. The two became fast friends, and, in addition to hours spent playing basketball, drinking beer and eating pizza.
Birthday: Aug. 19, 1955
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Alma Mater: Brown University, B.A., 1978; Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1981more » « less