Jim Owens is the Ford Performance Marketing Manager leading the promotion of the Ford Performance brand and its products. Jim is one of the driving forces behind the wildly successful Ford Performance Racing School, and helped launch performance vehicles for the blue oval since 1986 through the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT). He was the vice president of marketing for Shelby Automobiles from 2007 through 2011 before returning to Ford Motor Company to join what is now the Ford Performance team.
Jim is an alumnus of Miami of Ohio University. In his spare time Jim enjoys downhill skiing and helps coach the local high school girl’s track team. He is a proud father of three daughters and is regularly seen driving his 2008 Shelby GT500KR like he stole it.