Whitney Owen

Name: Whitney Owen Picture of Faculty/Staff Member
Alumni Of:
  • School of International Affairs
Degree(s):
  • B.S. INTA 2003
Current Job: Director in the Health Management Division at LMI
Biography:

Ms. Whitney Setzer Owen (INTA ’03) is a Director in the Health Management Division at LMI, a not-for-profit government consulting firm based in McLean, VA. She oversees LMI’s Health Insurance Marketplace contracts with the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) and the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  For CCIIO, Whitney’s team ensures that plans sold on the individual and small group marketplaces meet Federal regulations and standards, helps answer stakeholder questions about the program, and performs various ad hoc analyses. For the ACO program, her team helps to review applications from organizations hoping to join the program, performs stakeholder outreach and communication, and ensures that existing ACOs stay compliant with program requirements. In her role as Director, Ms. Owen oversees the work of around 100 team members supporting CCIIO and CMS. She serves as the primary interface with the customer, coordinates all task assignments, builds the right project teams, ensures team member work is on schedule and in line with client needs, and coordinates reviews of all deliverables for quality.

After “getting out” of Tech in 2003, Ms. Owen worked in the Georgia Governor’s Policy Office before moving to the Governor’s re-election campaign office. In the fall of 2004, she moved to DC to attend The George Washington University to pursue a Master in Public Administration. Upon graduation in 2006, she was selected to join LMI’s competitive Public Policy Fellows program, which recruits at the top public administration and public policy programs around the country.  Ms. Owen currently serves on the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees, is a member of the George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration Advisory Board, and was named the Georgia Tech Outstanding Young Alumna in 2013.