Owen M. Dodd joined the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in June 2019, bringing his expertise in government relations at the state, and federal levels. As Manager of Government Relations, he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies on federal legislative and regulatory issues of concern to CDIA members.

Prior to joining CDIA, Owen most recently served as the Communications Director for Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., and as the National Press Secretary for Congressman John B. Larson where he also served as his Legislative Aid. As an expert communicator who utilizes a history of public policy at both state and federal levels, he has a proven track record of finding common ground and building partnerships in and across government and business sectors.

Owen holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Affairs from The New School and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Montana. He served in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso and Guyana.