Mary Owen
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Mary Owen

Ms. Owen serves as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She is Founder and President of MMO Capital LLC since 2017. In addition, she has served as a Life Trustee with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation since 2015. She invests, advises and consults a variety of enterprises including Los Angeles–based start-up Rival Inc., Ascend FS, a fundraising solutions company predominately serving pro sports teams and leagues, and The Accessory Junkie, a new and transformative fashion brand. She is also an investor and advisory board member to Chicago based KB Partners, a venture capital firm focused on investments at the intersection of sports and technology. In addition, Ms. Owen provides strategic consulting services for family businesses, closely held companies, and sports franchises around executive strategy, succession planning and philanthropy.

Ms. Owen previously worked for her uncle, Ralph C. Wilson Jr., and his management company, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Enterprises. She was a key member of his executive leadership team and played a strategic and operational role with all of his business and philanthropic interests, including the Buffalo Bills. With the Bills, Ms. Owen began as an intern in 1997 and worked in a variety of roles eventually becoming the Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning from 2010-2014. In addition to her team-level responsibilities, she was charged with representing Mr. Wilson at the league ownership level from 2003-2014, where she was appointed to and served on the Super Bowl Advisory Committee and the International Committee, and served on the board of the NFL Foundation. When Mr. Wilson passed in 2014, Ms. Owen served as a Trustee of his estate, where she and three others were responsible for the team’s sale to the Pegula family, and ultimately funding and starting a $1.2 billion foundation, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, with a portion of the estate proceeds.

Ms. Owen is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and is a McIntire Trustee Leader, an active Trustee for the Jefferson Trust and longstanding Regional Selection Chair for the Jefferson Scholars Foundation. In addition, she holds a M.B.A. from Walsh College and is a long standing member of the National Advisory Board for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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