As LNE Group’s Executive Vice President, Scott Owens directs all aspects of the firm’s Advocacy Operations.

Scott has translated his deep experience in government and business relations into extensive relationships with top international, federal, state, and local leaders, as well as some of industry’s most influential executives. In serving LNE Group’s worldwide clients, Scott can consistently be found at the forefront of some of today’s most visible public policy, government funding, and economic development initiatives and global related issues.

Interested in politics since the age of 16, Scott has turned his passion into a strategic approach that allows him to work successfully at multiple levels of government and across party lines.  Since joining LNE Group in 2005, Scott’s networking and project-management abilities have resulted in a long string of successes for LNE Group’s clients, including more than $100 million of economic development incentives.

Among his signature achievements is his success in securing more than $7 million in total funding from the Ohio Capital Bill. Scott also successfully advocated for the passage of the county land bank bill (SB 353) on behalf of Cuyahoga County, a measure that the Ohio General Assembly passed, and the governor signed, in just five weeks.

Relationships with the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking members of Congress, and cabinet-level officials allowed Scott to help the City of Hamilton obtain the federal license and permits needed to construct and operate a 105-megawatt, $685 million hydro-electric facility on the Ohio River. Located at the Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam site, the project required the blessing of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Scott is currently representing an international partnership on a $7 billion petrochemical project that could result in up to 6,000 construction jobs in Ohio and several hundred permanent jobs.

Before joining LNE Group, Scott gained significant government relations experience in the telecommunications and financial and banking industries.  In addition, he served as the Executive Director of the Butler County Republican Party and has extensive campaign management experience on behalf of issues and elected officials.

Scott currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Buckeye Region of the American Red Cross and the Advisory Council for Team Focus Ohio, a mentor program for young males without father figures.

Scott spent his childhood in West Chester, Ohio, and is a former firefighter in that community. In 2006, Cox Newspapers named him a “mover and shaker” in Ohio government and business.

In his spare time, you will find him on the water, boating or riding his jet ski. He also loves spending time with his family and friends, working out, traveling and watching college sports.

Scott Owens

LNE Group
Columbus Office

100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1351
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone 614-223-9400
Fax 614-224-9416
Email sowens@lnegroup.com