Strategic Initiatives Manager
Michael Bowman is a fifth-generation native of Colorado from the northeastern ag community of Wray, Colorado. Throughout his adult life he has been active in the rural development initiatives both nationally and internationally. He serves on the National Steering Committee for "25x25" and was a founding member of the alliance. He is also a founding board member of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Shadowcliff, a Colorado-based environmental non-profit education facility in Grand County.
Over the past seven years he has spoken nationally and internationally on issues related to rural development, sustainability and energy.
Michael served as Chair of Colorado's New Energy Future in 2006 and was co-chair of Governor-elect Bill Ritter's transition team for energy policy. He currently serves as an Advisor to the Savory Institute and to the Dyne Group with fellow advisory board members Governor Tommy Ridge and General Wesley Clark.
Michael is a graduate of the Colorado Agriculture and Rural Leadership program, was a Next Generation Fellow in Columbia University's American Assembly and a 2008 recipient of Gamma Sigma Delta's Significant Achievement in Agricultural Award by Colorado State University. Most recently he was selected to participate in the White House 'Champions of Change" program where he was recognized for his work in the areas of biofuels, renewable energy and rural development.
Michael currently directs Strategic Initiatives for Sturman Industries of Woodland Park, CO, a global leader in next-generation, transformative energy technology.