Megan Bowman

Former Director, MAAIS/EMIS


Megan Bowman has over 25 years of experience in public policy and international relations and has worked in business, government and the non-profit sector. Prior to joining the MAAIS program, she helped build a local nonprofit organization from a small startup to a successful global business network driving investment and impact across Africa. Her professional experience includes five years at Microsoft, where she managed government, industry association and political affairs at the federal level and coordinated global public policy positions in areas such as online privacy and data protection. As an executive with the global public affairs firm APCO, she developed government affairs and communications strategies for a number of non-profit and global health clients, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and several of its grantees. Her early career was spent in Washington, D.C., managing foreign policy, trade and development issues for several members of Congress.


  • Johns Hopkins University, MA in International Affairs,