Howie Owens

Downtown Development Manager


Howie Owens was named Downtown Development Manager in December 2011.  He oversees the development of Sumter’s Historic Downtown and Central Business District through the Downtown Revitalization project which began in 1999. 


The City of Sumter initially hired Howie as Support Services Manager in March 2011. Before joining the City of Sumter team, he worked as a Commercial Banker at the National Bank of South Carolina for four years. 


Howie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and is currently serving as President of the USC Sumter Alumni Council.  He is a member of several local service organizations and holds fast to the motto, “Service above self.”