As Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at YMCA of the USA, Nancy Owens oversees Y-USA’s financial plans and policies and its external financial relationships, and helps define and implement best practices for YMCAs related to financial audits and IRS Form 990 filing requirements.
She joined Y-USA in April 2001 and previously served as Senior Director of Finance and Controller. She came to Y-USA from PGI, Inc., where as Senior V.P. and Chief Financial Officer she was responsible for the finance, human resources and information technology departments. She also played an integral role in the preparation and filing of the company’s S-1 in anticipation of an initial public offering.
Prior to PGI, Owens was Director of Internal Audit at Borg-Warner Security Corporation, overseeing the audits of approximately 400 locations. She started her professional career as Staff Auditor with Touche Ross & Co. and was elevated to Senior Manager during her 10-year tenure. After the merger with Deloitte Haskins and Sells, she was selected to lead implementation of the merged firm’s newly developed audit approach.
Owens earned a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is a certified public accountant.