Owen manages and administers administrative functions and legal services for the Pine-Richland School District.
chief human resources officer in the organization, he is responsible
for hiring and training all new employees; developing,revising and
implementing personnel policies and procedures to ensure compliance with
federal, state and local laws and regulations; developing and
implementing comprehensive employee evaluation programs; and making
recommendations to school board regarding retention, promotion or
reassignment of employees.
also include providing counsel to school board and senior
administrative personnel on a legal issues, developing and implementing
legal and ethics compliance programs and strategies, and managing
outside counsel, as needed.
He also serves as the district’s lead negotiator in collective bargaining with teacher and support staff unions.
to PRSD, Owen worked as a labor relations manager at the University of
Pittsburgh, where he served as the primary human resources contact for
numerous academic departments and counseled all levels of management on
matters of performance management, policy interpretation and
implementation and compliance. He also served as the university's chief
negotiator in all union negotiations and advised departments on
also served as Rite Aid Corporation's in-house labor counsel and was
responsible for the negotiations and day-to-day administration of 12
collective bargaining agreements. His responsibilities also focused on
human resources and employee relations issues. Prior to serving as
labor counsel, Owen worked as a UniServe representative with the
Pennsylvania State Education Association which involved 19 public school
labor associations that covered 2,000 members.
EducationUniversity of Minnesota Law School
Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
York College of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, Cum Laude
Professional Licenses & Affiliations
Pennsylvania Attorney's License
Pennsylvania Bar Association Member
Allegheny County Bar Association