Chris Owens - Chief Executive Officer
Downtown Noblesville, Indiana, is home for Chris Owens on a personal and professional level. As the chief executive officer for Noblesville Main Street, he views his role as part community builder, part business advocate and a promoter, all for the good of Noblesville.
Owens previously served as the executive director for the Indiana Park & Recreation Association from 2011 through 2014 where his appreciation for quality of life issues grew. He sees a correlation between the two organizations, as both value the opportunity to provide the public with rewarding time together and the chance to make memories.
His career path has taken him from Anderson University and Covenant Productions to other media and business opportunities with WQME, WTHR, WWKI and WNDE. In 2001, he joined the Indianapolis Colts and was given the charge to grow their radio network of 17 stations. In 2009, when he left to pursue other opportunities, the radio network stood strong at 47 stations. During his time with the Colts he realized a unique dream and was on the field in Miami as the final seconds expired in the fourth quarter, and the Colts became World Champions of Super Bowl XLI. Since leaving the NFL, Owens has enjoyed other meaningful sales and marketing leadership roles adding valuable experience along the way.
Now, at Noblesville Main Street, he views his role with many responsibilities as exciting, challenging, rewarding and a great opportunity to program events for his home community. Chris is a 2014 graduate of Hamilton County Leadership Academy and completed the Executive Development Program at Indiana University in 2012.
Chris and his wife Maggie live in Old Town Noblesville with their son Wyatt and daughter Caroline. The couple has been restoring a historic home on Conner Street since 2012, which is located a few blocks from the Main Street office.
He has a passion and appreciation for those who give of themselves to better a cause and tries to exemplify this personally through involvement in his local community, church and with several volunteer organizations.
Personal and professional experiences over the years have introduced him to many new people, exciting ideas, practices and concepts that have helped shape the person he is today.
2017 Noblesville Main Street Board of Directors:
- Craig Crosser - (President) Owner, Nova 29
- Jackie Bell - (Vice-President) Owner, Primrose School of Noblesville
- Darren Peterson AIA - (Treasurer) Architect, Peterson Architecture
- Jessica Billingsley - (Secretary) Attorney, Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim
- Denise Hunt
- Liz Tate
- Shauna Metzger
- Matt Yates
- Mike Corbett
- Keriann Rich
- Victor McCarty
- Blake Anderson
- Matt Brewer