Ed Owens III

Ed Owens III is a former community and government affairs specialist at Fifth Third Bank and a former senior regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Most recently, Mr. Owens was a consultant for Project Golden Eagle, a group of African-American businessmen seeking to acquire a publicly-traded middle-market company. He also consulted with litigation attorneys regarding banking issues and regulations and assisted startup and early-stage companies with establishing corporate governance protocols, banking relationships, and additional funding opportunities. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, where he led both community and governmental affairs efforts.

Mr. Owens also worked as a senior examiner at the Cleveland Fed, where he communicated Reserve Bank findings to corporate boards of directors and executive management, conducted fair Lending and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) investigations, and consulted with large bank members on strengthening risk management protocols and increasing net operating income. In addition, he previously worked as a trial attorney at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and was an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney with the Fayette County Attorney’s Office. He earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law, and prior to that his Bachelor’s in Marketing from UK.