John B. Owen was named interim chief executive officer and president of Discover in August 2023 and was elected to the Discover board of directors in June 2022.
John retired from Regions Financial Corp., one of the nation’s largest full service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management and mortgage products and services, in March 2021, where he had been chief operating officer since 2018. Prior thereto, John served in various senior management roles at the bank, including head of Operations and Technology, head of Consumer Services Group, head of Regional Banking group, and head of Enterprise Services and Consumer Banking.
Prior to joining Regions Financial, John was chief executive officer at Assurant Specialty Property, a Fortune 500 company based in Atlanta. Prior to that, John was senior vice president of Global Systems Development for Citicorp Credit Services, chief information officer of North American operations for Arrow Electronics and senior vice president of technology for American Airlines. He began his career in information systems with McDonnell-Douglas.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Auburn University’s School of Engineering.