Bob Bowman joined the Medalist Sports team in July 2014 as the Production Manager for mass participation and cause-related events. His responsibilities include support for venue management and logistics. Bob first met Medalist through volunteering for the 1990 Tour de Trump which then led to various positions for him during the Tour DuPont. Bob was involved with the successful stages of the Tour DuPont when it was in Roanoke, Virginia.
Prior to joining Medalist Sports, Bob worked for the Allstate Insurance Company in numerous capacities. His roles included direct support to Regional Vice-Presidents and State Insurance departments, corporate training, establishing quality standards, Sarbanes-Oxley validations to ensure compliance with Corporate and State requirements, maintain measurement reports of payment trends, customer behaviors, cost analysis for payment types, and variances of monthly and annual results. These various skill sets give Bob his passion for creating positive customer experiences no matter the location or those involved. Bob was a two-time recipient of the Allstate Chairman's award.
For many years (1997-2013) Bob was the Race Director and Marketing Director of several successful multi-day cycling events in Roanoke, Virginia. He and several devoted supporters produced races across the area. He created a company the Roanoke Cycling Organization that had an emphasis on cycling education via a race team and local events while promoting the Roanoke Valley. In 2004, he was selected to work the 2004 Tour de Georgia with Medalist Sports. This was the beginning of what would later become a permanent position with Medalist. After 5 other Tour de Georgias, 9 AMGEN Tour of Californias, 3 USA Pro Challenges,4 USPRO National Championships, 3 Dempsey Challenges, and several LiveStrong events, Bob took the leap to work full time with Medalist Sports.
Bob calls Roanoke, Virginia home. There he lives with his very supportive wife and two daughters. He enjoys the many benefits of the Roanoke Valley (you should visit) and the joys of trail runs off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mill Mountain Star, or the nearby woodlands.