Bowman leads a 1,854 member business organization that includes more than 30 Fortune 1000 companies. She is responsible for promoting economic growth in Irving for its citizens and businesses, facilitating development projects, providing information, services and activities that help Chamber members realize benefits that translate to success and profits.
She advocates for local, statewide, and national public policies that create a thriving environment for the business community. She works with public officials, real estate professionals, and relocation experts to recruit quality businesses and jobs to Irving. Most of all, she is a champion for the City of Irving, working to improve the quality of life, healthy, education and opportunities for all its citizens.
Bowman served as the Chamber’s Chief Development Officer for four years raising more than $15 million in private investment. She helped raise $3.2 million for One Irving, a private sector initiative with the goal of increasing test scores in math and science for college-bound and post-secondary students, while enhancing the public perception of Irving’s quality schools. The program also introduces students to career opportunities in the business world.
Bowman serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Business, one of the most respected and successful advocates for public policies that support the State’s business climate to make Texas the strongest economy in the world. She is a graduate of Leadership Texas and Leadership North Texas. She was honored by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the “40 Under 40” for influential business leadership and community involvement in 2012.
Bowman holds the Certified Chamber of Commerce Executive (CCE) designation – the highest level attainable by Chamber leaders – and is a graduate of the Institute of Organizational Management. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and Bowman is passionate about serving the community in both her professional and personal life. Sheis actively involved in multiple local charities, including board and committee work with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Salvation Army Irving Advisory Board, the La Cima Board of Governors, Uplift Education, and the Junior League of Dallas. She has also served as a member on the Brighter Tomorrows, Irving Schools Foundation andIrving Healthcare Foundation boards and committees.
A graduate of Baylor University, Bowman is an active member of both the Baylor University Alumni Association and the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae. She and her husband Steven enjoy spending their free timewith their two children.