Jan Lynn Owen

California Department of Business Oversight

JAN LYNN OWEN is the commissioner at the California Department of Business Oversight. Jan Lynn Owen was appointed in 2013 by the Governor to be the first Commissioner of the Department of Business Oversight (DBO).  The DBO was formed in 2013 from the merger of the Department of Corporations and Department of Financial Institutions.  Previously, Ms. Owen served as Commissioner of the Department of Corporations and worked at the Department of Financial Institutions, where she served as acting commissioner from 1999 to 2000.  Ms. Owen’s private sector experience includes stints as 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.