Owen Sweeney Jr., Director of Admissions at WCC
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Sweeney grew up in Toms River, New Jersey. Upon graduation from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California, the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento awarded him its prestigious California Senate Fellowship; while serving as an aide to a senior member of the state Senate, he gained firsthand experience of the legislative process. His graduate case study was published by the University of California at Berkeley as part of a university-level casebook on public policy. This experience launched his government relations career; over the course of this, he worked for a presidential candidate, for the nation’s leading state and local government relations consulting firm, and as a lobbyist in state capitols throughout the country and on Capitol Hill on behalf of the world’s largest aviation member organization and a Fortune 500 software corporation. While living in Northern Virginia, Mr. Sweeney and his wife Regina (also a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College) helped found Siena Academy, the parish school of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Great Falls, Virginia, one of the only authentically Catholic Montessori schools in the United States. Mr. and Mrs. Sweeney have eight children.
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