Bill Owen, A Hillbilly-at-Large
Posted on 25.
Mar, 2011 by admin in features
President of Asset and Equity Corporation
, Member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), former Member of the Tennessee State Senate
and Tennessee House of Representatives
, political analyst and commentator, known nationally for his
ideas on government policy, and Be Blogger
Bill Owen is president of Asset and Equity Corporation, Member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and political analyst and commentator, known nationally for his ideas on government policy.
Bill is a former Member of the Tennessee State Senate and Tennessee House of Representatives.
uses Southern humor and satire with just a sprinkle of "Tennessee Hillbilly" to enlighten us on ways to be the change in your own community as well as understanding politics at a deeper level nationally and globally.
global passion extends into being CEO of World Mara International Foundation
, a Kenyan environmental non-profit to benefit the Maasai tribe, organized in Tennessee.
Editors Note: One of my fondest memories of Senator Bill Owen was when I served as an intern in the Tennessee State General Assembly.
At the time my father was the Senate Majority Leader of the State of Tennessee and a close friend and colleague of Senator Owen.
As an intern, I learned the importance of gaining as much experience in the field as possible while making valuable contacts with leaders there.
My experience was greatly enhanced by my work with Senator Owen and his office-learning valuable lessons of the importance of working together, working bipartisan, and more importantly working to make that big difference that hopefully all our public officials try to do.
We all have early mentors and inspirational figures in our lives who have helped direct us to be the change we wish to be and truly are in the world.
I am proud to have Senator Bill Owen as my friend and honored to now have him play a role in our publication Be Magazine.
learned about Be Magazine
was inspired to create his
own campaign for change, "Be for Knoxville" through a print newsletter.
We're thrilled to continue to inspire through Be Magazine
and Gandhi's vision statement "Be the Change You Wish to See in the World" which inspires us all.
Today, I reflect on my days as a young legislative intern, running behind the great minds and leaders of Tennessee politics in the 1980s and finding a great sense of honor to re-connect with my friend and former mentor, Senator Bill Owen.
Be Magazine looks forward to sharing his
stories as well as his
We are also very inspired and looking forward to exploring his
work in Africa, as he
literally takes his
work and vision globally.
This is truly a celebration for me to share his
messages with our readers as we again realize our possibilities to truly move forward and continue to make that difference in the world wherever we are.
Bill Owen, President of Asset and Equity Corporation, Member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), former Member of the Tennessee State Senate and Tennessee House of Representatives, political analyst and commentator, and known nationally for his ideas on government policy.
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Read Bill Owen's
blog postings "A Hillbilly-at-Large" on the Knoxville News Sentinel website (Knoxnews.com) at http://blogs.knoxnews.com/dnc2008/.
Read more about Bill's work and bio on "The Huffington Post" at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/off-the-bus-reporter/dnc-tennessee-superdelega_b_89034.html.
Special thanks to Senator Bill Owen for allowing permission to re-publish his blog and for sharing his work regularly as a Be Blogger here at Be Magazine | www.bemagazine.org.