Beth Bowman is a highly regarded economic development professional and
Chamber executive in Irving, TX, the thirteenth most populous city in the state
and one of the most diverse communities in the nation. She is President and
Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce,
the first 5-Star accredited Chamber in Texas, and President of the Irving
Economic Development Partnership (IEDP), an alliance of private and public
entities with the mission to retain and recruit local, national and international
corporations to the city, located in the epicenter of the Dallas/Fort Worth
As chief executive officer for the Chamber, Bowman leads a 1,800 member
investor business organization that includes more than 30 Fortune 1000
companies. She is responsible for providing valuable information, services,
programming and access to opportunities that help Chamber member investors realize success and profits. She
also advocates for local, statewide, and national public policies that support a successful environment for the
As President of the IEDP, Bowman works with public officials, real estate professionals, and relocation experts to
recruit quality businesses to Irving-Las Colinas that bring skilled jobs and add to the city’s tax base. As a result,
Irving ranks third in the country per capita for tech start-up companies and is attracting billions of dollars in new
commercial and residential construction, thousands of jobs and new residents to Irving-Las Colinas. Since taking
this role Beth led the team responsible for recruiting and retaining a number of Fortune 500’s enterprise,
midsized and small companies including McKesson Corporation, Pabst Brewing Company, Chuck E. Cheese,
Fidelity, Michaels, Holt Cat and NEC to name a few.
Bowman is a champion for business, the City of Irving and its citizens, working to improve the quality of life,
education and opportunities for all. She is helping raise $3.2 million for One Irving, a private sector initiative with
the goal of increasing test scores in math and science for college-bound and post-secondary students. The
program also introduces students to career opportunities in the business world, a special interest for the Chamber
Bowman is a recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s “2016 Women in Business” award honoring North Texas'
most influential business women who are making a difference in their workplace, blazing trails for other women
and making a positive impact on their communities. She is a mentor for the Dallas Business Journal’s “Bizwomen
Mentoring Monday” and is a trusted advisor to the founders of Women’s Leadership Live, a national initiative with
mentors, workshops, and programs to promote leadership and entrepreneurship opportunities for women.
Bowman organized and hosted the first Women’s Leadership Live conference.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce named Bowman to its Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (CCC100), an
elite group of chamber executives that identifies emerging issues impacting chambers and their members, advises
the U.S. Chamber on programs and services for chambers, and provides feedback on policy-related issues.
Bowman is a member of The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and served as a judge for the 2015
“National Chamber of the Year” award, the highest honor in the Chamber industry. She also serves on the Board
of Directors for the North Texas Chamber Executives and the Texas Association of Business, one of the most
influential business organizations in the state, advocating for public policies to make Texas the strongest economy
in the world.
Bowman is a graduate of Leadership Texas (2014) and Leadership North Texas (2014). In 2012, she was honored by
the Dallas Business Journal as one of the “40 Under 40” for influential business leadership and community
Bowman’s professional achievements include the Certified Chamber of Commerce Executive (CCE) designation –
the highest level attainable by Chamber leaders. She is a graduate of the Institute of Organizational Management
(IOM) at Loyola Marymount University in California, and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Bowman’s talents are highly sought after by area volunteer organizations. She was Co-Chairman of the 2016
TexasFest, a major source of funding for the Irving Healthcare Foundation that supports critically needed
healthcare programs in the greater Irving community. She currently serves on the La Cima Board of Governors, the
Salvation Army Irving Advisory Board, Irving Heritage Society, and is an active member of in the Junior League of
Dallas and Northwest ISD PTA. She has also volunteered her time and talents for Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Black
Tie Ball, Uplift Education, Brighter Tomorrows (a domestic violence shelter), and Irving Schools Foundation. She is
an ex-officio board member for the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau and U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce.
A graduate of Baylor University with a BA in Communication and minor in Business, Bowman is a member of the
Baylor University Alumni Association and Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae. She and her husband Steven enjoy
spending their free time with their children.
Irving & Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO