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William Alvin Owens

finance company executive

William Alvin Owens, American finance company executive. Named Outstanding Citizen of Year, City of Alexandria, 1983.

Background

Owens, William Alvin was born on October 5, 1936 in Fullerton, Louisiana, United States. Son of William Hendrix and Syble (Weeks) Owens.

Education

Student, Louisiana State University, 1954—1955. Student, Louisiana College, 1955. Certified, University Colorado, 1974.

Career

Branch office manager Merit Finance Corporation, Mobile, Alabama, 1957—1966. Senior vice president Public Investors, Inc., Alexandria, Louisiana, since 1966. Also board directors.

Membership

Active Alexandria Zoning Commn, since 1980. Member of American Management Association, Alexandria Civitan (president 1977-1978), Civitan International (district governor 1980-1981, executive board directors, international vice president since 1983, Civitan of Year 1982), Louisiana Indiana Finance Association (president 1979-1980, board directors since 1971), Alexandria-Pineville Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Connections

Married Dorlis LaVerne Dyess, April 28, 1956. Children: James Alan, Kim David.

father:
William Hendrix Owens

mother:
Syble (Weeks) Owens

spouse:
Dorlis LaVerne Dyess

children:
James Alan Owens

Kim David Owens