Bill Owens has a broad base of experience in management, planning and business analysis. Since founding Owens Economics, LLC and for over 30 years with Economics Research Associates (ERA) and AECOM Economics, Bill has directed or participated in numerous consulting assignments involving museums, historical and cultural attractions, and visitor centers. These assignments have been undertaken at the strategic level and at the level of individual project feasibility. Bill’s work with museums and with historical and cultural attractions has benefited from his extensive experience in working with a variety of commercial attractions. For museum clients, Bill has provided advice on the economics of development and financial operations for new and expanding museums and attractions. Clients have ranged from institutions of national/international significance, such as the American Museum of Natural History and Mystic Seaport to institutions with more regional and local audiences, such as the Virginia Aquarium and Fort Collins Discovery Center. Bill earned a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy, and earned his M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.