Christine Owens has over 25 years of broad-based experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. She has been responsible for directing multi-million dollar capital campaigns and her expertise includes strategic planning, corporate, foundation and government relations, cause-related marketing, and board development. Owens has worked for several universities and academic medical centers including Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Georgetown University. She has developed training programs and seminars for local and national fundraising organizations such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals.Owens has also worked for the American Chemical Society and the National Woman’s Law Center. She has served as a consultant to the American Air Museum in England, the American Bar Association, the Institute of Political and Legal Education, and The Wild Center (the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks), and the Trust for the National Mall. Most recently, Owens directed a $50 million capital campaign at The Potomac School in McLean, VA. She also directed annual giving and alumni programs. Owens was a professor of American Literature at Chung-tsing University in Taichung, Taiwan. Owens has served on several nonprofit boards and was a co-founder of a women’s shelter and a teenage suicide prevention program in St. Louis.
Currently, Owens is principal in CKO Consulting and a senior associate at Brodie Collins Consulting in Bethesda, MD. She specializes in fundraising campaigns, communications and constituency development. She currently serves on the board of CHAMPS (CHinese AMerican Pediatric Scholars) Children Foundation.