Elizabeth “Betsy” Owens

Elizabeth “Betsy” Owens

Elizabeth "Betsy" Owens

Elizabeth “Betsy” Owens

Betsy Owens is the Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago where she is responsible for business model and technology innovation, market development and marketing.   Her previous roles include President and COO at Farley’s and Sathers, a leading confectionary manufacturer and the General Manager of the Kenmore appliance brand.   Her overhaul of Kenmore’s product design, brand positioning and marketing strategy resulted in restoring Kenmore to the No. 1 appliance brand in unit and dollar sales.

Before her tenure at Sears, Ms. Owens was Chief Marketing Officer at Rand McNally where she directed strategy, marketing and brand and product development for five business divisions. She held leadership roles in both the United States and in Asia for SC Johnson and launched her career in brand management and sales at Gillette and Procter & Gamble.

Ms. Owens has both her MBA and BA from Harvard University.   She lives in suburban Chicago with her two sons.

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