FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2007
GOVERNOR BARBOUR REAPPOINTS BOWEN TO WATER RESOURCES ADVISORY COUNCIL
(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the reappointment of Chris Bowen, of Hattiesburg, to the Water Resources Advisory Council, which makes recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on management of the state's water and water-related land resources.
“Chris’s reputation as a highly respected hydrogeologist combined with his many years of environmental and water management experience makes him a perfect fit for this important council,” Governor Barbour said.
Bowen is executive director of the Pat Harrison Waterway District and chairman of the Southeast Mississippi Resource Conservation and Development District. He is a member of the Mississippi Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils and serves on the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute at Mississippi State University. Since July, Bowen has chaired the Metropolitan Club board and is currently a steering committee member of the Pascagoula River Basin Alliance. Previously, Bowen was president and owner of Compost Turf Farms, Inc., and worked as an environmental hydrogeologist for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. From 1984 to 1993, Bowen served as a petroleum geologist in Mississippi and Louisiana for Hogan Exploration.
Bowen earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is married to the former Lisa Tyner of Petal.