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John Owens, CFE




504 Sea Hawk Ct.


Edgewater, Fl 32141










Currently Owns The Buzz, an event, Festival, Fair consulting firm and Social Media Marketing firm. 

ü  Former Director of Marketing & Member Services for International Outdoor Amusement Business Association (OABA)


ü  Former General Manager of the Nevada State Fair


ü  Former Fair Manager of the Anderson County Fair & Expo Center


ü  Author of  “Opening Night” Creating Successful Events available now on Amazon.com or Johnwowens.com and "Staircase to Stardom" a how- to book about the Entertainment Business


ü  National Speaker


ü  Served on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Fair Association & The South Carolina Event & Festival Association


ü  Past President of Sertoma Club & Member of Rotary


ü  Past Marketing/Event Director and Entertainment Buyer for the Volusia County Fair & Expo Center in Deland. (4 years)


ü  Over forty years as a performing musician - Sax


ü  Performed all over the world with the US Navy Band


ü  Concert Promoter


ü  Ran two Booking Agencies


ü  Produced Bands for stage performance


ü  Record/TV and Radio Producer


ü  Executive Vice President of Night Club America.  A TV program aimed at Night Clubs, Bars and Lounges World Wide


ü  Executive Director of Numerous TV & Radio Shows


ü  General Manager of Several Radio Stations


ü  Entertainment Consultant to Record Label Groups


ü  Given Seminars and Speeches at Colleges, Corporations and conventions on Marketing, Sales, Media and Sponsorships including International Association of Fairs and Expos and the Florida Federation of Fairs conventions.


ü  Written multiple Articles for Trade Magazines in the Fair Industry, International OABA Monthly ShowTime Magazine and the Cable Advertising Industry




















ü  Smart Phone App Developer


ü  Website developer


ü  Ideation Expert


ü  Business Facilitator


ü  Social Media Marketing Developer (Twitter, Facebook pages, Blogs, Hootsuite, Posterous & posting)


ü  Radio/TV/Print Copy Writing


ü  Advertising Sales


ü  Sponsorship Sales


ü  Public Speaking, Training, Seminars, Lectures


ü  Webinar Producer


ü  Fair, Festival, Event consulting








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