We are thrilled that board member Terry Owens is chairing this year’s Taste for The First Tee, bringing a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to make this our best Taste yet.
Currently the Director of Communications for the District Department of Transportation, Terry was formerly a VP with the Howard County Economic Development Authority and longtime television news personality at WMAR in Baltimore. He has also made time throughout his career to give back to the community, serving on boards for nonprofits including Board of Child Care, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, Center for Urban Families and the Baltimore Association of Black Media Workers.
Terry is a graduate of Leadership Howard County and has lived here since 1992, currently as a resident of North Laurel. Both his children are graduates of the public school system and the University of Maryland, College Park. Terry brings his previous board experience and an ever-growing love of the game of golf to the board. Terry received his BA in Telecommunications from Michigan State University.
Terry recently answered a few questions for us about his involvement and this year’s Taste event; read on below for his responses.
Q: When did you first get involved with The First Tee of Howard County, and why?
A: I joined the board four years ago after graduating from Leadership Howard County. One of the requirements of the program was that individuals find a way a place to serve in the community, and with my passion for kids and golf, The First Tee was a perfect fit.
I have always supported worthwhile causes and The First Tee deserves all of the support the community can muster. When I was made aware of the opportunity, it took little convincing to get me involved.
Q: What makes the Taste event special?
A: The Taste event represents the best of Howard County. Local businesses volunteer their time and their resources, supporters purchase tickets and provide auction items, and the gathering itself provides a wonderful opportunity for some fun and camaraderie.
Q: Can guests at the Taste event expect anything new or different this year?
A: We are working on some new activities for this year’s event in an effort to make it more appealing to our guests and sponsors. Stay tuned for details!