Grand Marshal

The Winston Salem Jaycees are excited to announce that our 2018 Grand Marshal will be Mark Owens! You can see Mark along with more than 100 businesses, community groups and marching bands on Saturday, December 1st. See you there!

Mark Owens – President and CEO, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

Mark Owens has over ten years of experience in economic development through Chamber work, starting out as an intern in Laurens County, South Carolina before joining the Greater Greer Chamber as director of business development in 2008. He became President and CEO in 2014, launching an award-winning initiative, GreerMade, to bring awareness to the manufacturing industry and locally-made products. Owens was named President and CEO of the Winston-Salem Chamber in 2017. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College and the United States Chamber Institute for Organizational Management. Owens is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He and his wife Melody recently celebrated their son Luke’s first birthday.

2017 Grand Marshall information