Justin Owen, President & CEO of the Beacon Center of TN
Justin Owen is the president & chief executive officer of the Beacon Center of
Tennessee and its 501(c)(4) advocacy partner, Beacon Impact. In his time as
president & CEO of Beacon, Justin has helped bring about Tennessee’s first ever
private school choice program, enact numerous healthcare reforms, and usher in
comprehensive tort reform. Under his leadership, Beacon has also helped repeal
Tennessee’s Hall Income Tax and death tax, saving taxpayers more than $3 billion to
date and becoming just the second state in history to repeal an income tax. Several
of these reform efforts have received national awards for their sophistication and
unique approach. Justin has served on the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights and is currently a member of the 2022 class of the
Presidential Leadership Scholars, hosted by the George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush,
Bill Clinton, and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential Centers. Justin received his J.D. from
the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis and obtained his
undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University.