Lorrie Owens is the President of the Board of Directors for the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA). She is also the Administrator for Information Technology Services for the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE). The SMCOE supports 23 school districts, with over 94,000 students enrolled. Mrs. Owens is very involved in educational technology issues in California. In addition to her roles at CETPA and the SMCOE, she also serves as a steering committee member in the CETPA-sponsored Chief Technology Officer Mentor Program. She both taught and served as a mentor in the program for many years. Mrs. Owens is also the past chairperson of the California Technology and Telecommunications Steering Committee (TTSC). In 2014, she was awarded the CCSESA STAR Award, for her work in educational technology in California. Mrs. Owens also runs a non-profit created to supporting increased technology access for under-served children and adults.