Owen J. Roberts
Owen J. Roberts was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of the late Glenn D. Roberts, a prominent attorney there, and law partner of Philip F. LaFollette, whose family led the Wisconsin Progressive party.
Roberts graduated with honors from Princeton University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in engineering; while at Princeton he was a member of the Ivy Club and played varsity basketball on Princeton’s 1954-1955 Ivy League Championship team. He served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1958. In 1961 he founded Capital Formation Counselors, Inc., an economic and management consulting company. He now serves as its chairman and Chief Executive Officer. CFC has a nationwide clientele.
He was a member of Princeton’s Economics Department Advisory council and was elected Chair in 1983 and again from 1986 to 1988. Owen is also a member of the Advisory Board of Princeton’s Center for Economic Policy Studies and was named to The Mennen Company Board of Directors in 1988 and served until the company was sold to Colgate-Palmolive in 1992. Since 1994, Owen has been a member of the Board of Directors of Jockey International, Inc.; and he was named to The Poynter Institute for Media Studies Board of Trustees in 2000.
Owen and his wife, Susan, are residents of Belleair, Florida.