Founded in 1973, PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families. PFLAG’s network of hundreds of chapters and more than 325,000 members and supporters works to create a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.
Liz Owen received her B.S. from the School of Communications at Northwestern University, and completed post-graduate work at New Actors Workshop, where her teachers included film and theatre director Mike Nichols and Second City founder Paul Sills.
She served as the first Managing Director of Chicago's Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre, and founded--and spent three years as the Executive Director of--FilmBureau, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting, and unifying the Chicago film community. She and her family relocated to Los Angeles, where Liz shifted from nonprofit communications and management to entertainment publicity and communications in the National Film Publicty department at Paramount Pictures. After an extended family leave to stay home with her newborn twins, Liz worked as an independent communications and PR consultant, working with both entertainment and nonprofit clients.
One of those clients was the indie LGBTQ family film, TRU LOVED, for which she served as the publicist, from production all the way through the film's national release. She developed partnerships for the film with numerous national LGBTQ+ organizations; among them was PFLAG National. In January 2011, Liz jumped on the opportunity to join the organization as Director of Communications.
She enjoys theatre and music, working on jigsaw puzzles, and spending time with her 17 year old twins, Molly and Sam.