Confirmed by the Chamber board on June 6, Bowden has been serving as the Chamber’s first vice chair for the past two years. She has been a member of the Chamber’s board of directors since 2009, and has served on the executive committee since 2013.
“It’s an honor to serve as the chair of this New Jersey Chamber of Commerce board which represents many of the state’s biggest and best businesses and institutions,” Bowden said in a prepared statement.
Bowden succeeds Robert Doherty, state president for New Jersey at Bank of America.
Bowden has been with PNC for 10 years, with a professional career that includes responsibilities as a portfolio manager, trust and investment officer and as a manager overseeing private banking officers. Prior to joining PNC in 2009, she was the managing director of Wachovia Wealth Management.
Bowden began her career as a teacher for seven years in Wyckoff, and authored two children’s math books.
Bowden serves on the board of the Drumthwacket Foundation, as well as the executive committee of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Choose New Jersey. In addition, Bowden is a member of the board of Jersey Central Power & Light, a founding board member of Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, a member of the board of trustees of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and a board of trustee and executive committee member at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
She is also a Fairleigh Dickinson University PINNACLE recipient, the highest honor awarded to alumni.