John Owens, Executive Director of Volusia County Fair, Author and Public Speaker 

John has been in the Fair industry for 15 years, run the Anderson County Fair in Anderson, SC & The Nevada State Fair in Reno, Nevada as well as the Director of Marketing & Member Services for the OABA (Outdoor Amusement Business Association) and the Marketing Event Director for the Volusia County Fair for over 7 years.

He is a Public Speaker, Author of the Book: “Opening Night, Creating Successful Events and has been heavily involved in the entertainment Industry since he was 12 years old.  Prior to the Fair industry John ran several radio stations and Cable Advertising Operation. He created Partnerships for the Volusia County Fair that produced over 130,000 in the first 4 years he was there.  He currently produces 4 online publications/day, maintains the Fair Web Site & Social Media Marketing as well as all of the media buying and Partnership sales for the Volusia County Fair.