Jan Lynn Owen
CommissionerCalifornia Department of Business Oversight
Jan Lynn Owen was appointed the first Commissioner of the Department of Business Oversight by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on July 1, 2013, following a merger of the departments of Corporations and Financial Institutions. Previously, Ms. Owen served as Commissioner of Corporations.

Prior to serving as Commissioner, Ms. Owen was the principal at The Jan Owen Group, a strategic initiatives manager at Apple Inc., vice president of government affairs at JP Morgan Chase, state director of government and industry affairs at Washington Mutual Inc., and executive director of the California Mortgage Bankers Association.

Ms. Owen also was acting commissioner of the Department of Financial Institutions from 1999 to 2000, and deputy commissioner from 1996 to 1999. Ms. Owen also served several years as a consultant to the state Senate Banking Committee.

Ms. Owen is an alumna of California State University, Fresno, where she earned her degree in Economics.