Chief Social Impact Officer
Tony Lowden is the Chief Impact Officer of ViaPath Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s social impact initiatives including second chance hiring, community engagement, and reentry efforts. He also works with other members of the company’s executive leadership team and valued partners to leverage opportunities for community support and build collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, community partners, and civic and political leaders
Before joining ViaPath in 2022, Lowden served as the Chaplain for the Secret Service in southwest Georgia. Prior to that, he was appointed by the White House to serve as the Executive Director of the Federal Interagency Council on Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry. Lowden is also the pastor of former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
With more than 20 years of experience on the local, state, and national levels, Lowden has dedicated his career to helping incarcerated youths and adults access educational and career opportunities and become contributing members of their communities and society. In 2012, he was appointed by former Georgia Governor Nathan Deal as the State Charter School Commissioner. He has also served as the Project Coordinator for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative and as the Director of Faith and Justice Initiative for the Georgia Governor’s Office of Transition Support and Reentry. Passionate about assisting at-risk children, Lowden founded and is the former Executive Director of STONE Academy, an after-school enrichment program in Georgia’s Macon-Bibb County.
Lowden received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government at the University of Southern California and earned his Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.