Peter Bowman has devoted his extensive working life to the application of strong technically-based, community-building leadership to organizational, local and regional issues. Bowman has had highly successful careers in both the public and private sectors.
Qualified as a nuclear submariner, he spent 30 years in the U.S. Navy, including three years as Commander, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Upon leaving the Shipyard, Bowman taught at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA for a year before serving as vice president of a regional manufacturing company for 11 years.
In 1993, U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell appointed Bowman as a commissioner on the 1993 Defense Base Closure Commission (BRAC). He has served in leadership positions in a number of local non-profit organizations (especially those involved in the arts and history), participated in several Kittery town committees, and was chosen as co-recipient of the 2005 Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year” award for his work as Co-Chair of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty (Centennial) Anniversary Committee .
He won election to the Maine Senate in November 2006 where he served two terms and was Senate Chair of both the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs and the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services. He also served on the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy.
Bowman holds undergraduate (Electrical Engineering) and graduate (Management and Ocean Engineering) degrees from Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.