As the HR & Administrative Specialist in AURI’s Crookston office, Angela Owens is the first point of contact for clients and visitors.

Owens is AURI’s designated representative of employee insurance benefits. She interprets and explains human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations that apply to benefits. In addition, Owens is involved in various human resource related activities such as implementing hiring processes, assisting with development and maintenance of policy and procedures, and serving as a member of AURI’s Safety Committee.

Owens provides multifaceted office support, coordinating between departments to help ensure high-quality, day-to-day administrative and operational effectiveness. She manages inventory of assets and supplies, coordinates meeting logistics, prepares meeting notes and support materials, and maintains office equipment. As part of the AURI administrative team, she reconciles the professional development and out-of-state travel accounts, conducts monthly bank reconciliations, and handles multiple IT issues.

Owens brings nearly 20 years of experience in customer service and administrative support to AURI, previously serving as an accounts receivable representative with Digi-Key Corporation and a department leader at Pamida. In addition to her work at AURI, Owens manages many business aspects of her family farm operation.

Owens has an Associate of Applied Science in Dietetics degree from the University of Minnesota-Crookston.