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Rich Bowman
The Nature Conservancy

Rich Bowman currently serves as the Director of Policy for the Michigan Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Since 2016, Rich has been a member of the Conference of Great Lakes Governor’s and Premiers Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform project team. In 2011 he was appointed by Governor Snyder to the Governor’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on State Parks and Outdoor Recreation. He has served for the past eleven years as an appointee to the Michigan Forest Products and Timber Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Nature Conservancy staff in 2006, Rich served for 6 ½ years as the Executive Director of the Michigan Council of Trout Unlimited. Rich has also served as a research associate with the Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley State University, as the West Michigan Regional Staff Representative for the Michigan Farm Bureau, and as an independent business consultant to numerous non-profit organizations. Rich has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, is a Graduate Fellow (1994) of the Michigan Political Leadership Program, a Water Fellow (2004 and 2018) with Michigan State University and co-lead a 2019 Water Fellows Program. Rich is a native and lifelong resident of Michigan. He was raised on a farm near Addison and for the past 30 years has lived in Grand Rapids with his wife Ann. They have four adult children, Max, Kate, Zoe and Nolan and a Labradoodle, Eleanor. When not attending a meeting somewhere, you can find him with Ann on the Great Lakes on their boat, “Gulliver”, a 55 year old wooden Grand Banks trawler.


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