Our People

The Bowen talent pool is deep in knowledge, skills and abilities. Our team includes former military leaders, management consultants, counselors, statisticians, designers, writers, social media specialists, website developers, eLearning experts and strategic communications professionals. With well over a hundred years accumulated experience in military service and military family support, the Bowen management team is mission-focused and passionate about our organization, our customers and those we serve.

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Tom Mayberry

Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer
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Tom Mayberry

The product of a 20-year Marine Corps career that took him to all four hemispheres of the globe — including Haiti, Somalia and Iraq — Tom brings a strong desire to provide on-budget solutions that truly work for our clients. In addition to his training as an artillery officer, Tom is a graduate of the Joint Information Operations Planners Course at the Joint Forces Staff College and the Civil Affairs Qualification Course at U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center. This training, along with real world application during Operation Iraqi Freedom, gave him uncommon insight into the power of information and perception in reaching target audiences.

Prior to his time in Iraq, Tom served two years at Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps in the Pentagon. His time there gave him an exceptional understanding of the demands of reconciling service, inter-service and OSD budgetary requirements, and also left him with a deep appreciation of the challenges our clients face in fiscally austere times.

Tom received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kansas and a master’s in business administration from Averett University. He is married to the remarkable Deborah Mayberry, and enjoys reading, being outdoors and spending time with his family.

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Deborah Mayberry

President and Chief Executive Officer
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Deborah Mayberry

A visionary with a reputation for big ideas, Debbie founded The Bowen Group in 2006 following 20 years of service as a licensed mental health clinician and policy analyst for the United States Marine Corps. Leveraging her policy expertise with emerging medias and technology, Debbie has led her company in the design of creative, innovative wellness solutions for the military and veteran communities, in use today by thousands of beneficiaries. This passion to innovate has resulted in Debbie and her staff emerging as the “go to” creative thought leaders and trusted partners for identifying new ways to reach and serve the military and veteran population.

Debbie has a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Kansas, is a certified executive coach through the College of Executive Coaching and was a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for many years. She is a founding board member of the Quality of Life Foundation, overseeing the creation of the Severely Wounded Veteran Family Caregiver Program, and served as a board member for the U.S. International Committee on Disabilities. She is currently active in Women’s President Organization, Committee of 200 (C200), and Women Impacting Public Policy. Consistent with her personal values, Debbie founded Bowen Cares to promote employee involvement in local and global community causes, contributing time and financial support to non-profit organizations that promote mental health and wellness within their communities.

Debbie resides in northern Virginia with her business partner and husband of 30 years, Tom, a retired Marine Corps artillery officer. They are proud parents of two adult daughters.

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Lawrence Gaines

Vice President of Business Management and Finance
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Lawrence Gaines

As vice president of business management and finance at the Bowen Group, Lawrence oversees and assists in the management of the company’s overall execution including all contractual matters and contracting items. He is the liaison to client contracting offices and manages the company’s federal contracting schedules. He prepares all pricing proposals for new contracting opportunities and oversees Bowen’s project portfolio management and timekeeping system.

Lawrence served over 26 years in the Marine Corps, including more than 17 years working as a fiscal/budget officer and comptroller, overseeing budgets totaling more than $85M annually. His military service included several high-visibility assignments at the Marine Corps Systems Command, Headquarters Marine Corps, the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity (MCOTEA), and the Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR). Lawrence also supervised all contractual matters for both the WWR and MCOTEA, and managed the operation of all fiscal, supply, logistics and communication efforts. His wealth of experience and personal knowledge of the challenges and rewards of military service add huge depth to The Bowen Group.

Lawrence has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Old Dominion University and a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He resides with his wife, Dwan, and two daughters, Morgan and Sydney, and enjoys playing golf every chance he gets.

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Mary Craig

Vice President, Service Delivery Operations
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Mary Craig

In her role as vice president, service delivery operations, Mary Craig oversees strategic communications, marketing, web, content development, social media and training services for a number of Department of Defense client programs, including suicide prevention and financial readiness. With a bachelor’s of science in psychology from the University of Illinois and more than 25 years total experience working in military support programs, Mary’s background includes eight years working at the Marine Corps installation and branch headquarters levels, and 10+ years serving at the executive level for government clients. She has dedicated her life’s work to developing and operating programs that educate the military community, promote resilience and connect users to critical readiness programs and services.

Due to her expertise in military family issues and project management, Mary was involved in the Marines Corps pilot program that inspired the Department of Defense Military OneSource program, a quality of life website created to be a one-stop source for social support for all branches of the military and their families. Since 2005, Mary has worked with multiple clients, inspiring her teams to create innovative solutions for service members and families throughout their military journey.

Mary’s love for the military runs deep and spans generations, as she is both a Marine Corps spouse and the proud mother of a Marine. In her spare time, Mary is a competitive power lifter and a CrossFit coach.

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Sarah Coon

Director of Creative Services
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Sarah Coon

Sarah is responsible for overseeing creative services for The Bowen Group’s clients and for our brand. She is a gifted designer, mentor and project manager who inspires her award-winning team of multimedia designers and 508 compliance specialists as they develop creative, leading-edge programs, design concepts and products for The Bowen Group and their delighted customers.

Sarah has more than 15 years of wide-range experience in design, with expertise in creative marketing concepts, development and production. Under her leadership, the creative services team has partnered with multiple government and corporate clients to assist with branding and identity design, creating concepts and developing products. In past roles, Sarah was responsible for the design and production of 13 topical newsletters (weekly, monthly, quarterly), digital marketing campaigns and also created long document publications and event material for multiple programs and initiatives.

Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in Art and Visual Technology from George Mason University and is a member of The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), User Experience Professionals Association and the Interaction Design Foundation. Sarah resides in Virginia with her husband, daughter and two cats. She loves the beach, camping with her family, reading, eating Thai food, and is active in her church community.

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Pamela Egan

Director of the Program Management Office
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Pamela Egan

As a self-described “standardization and process guru,” Pamela is responsible for establishing the internal controls, systems and tools to achieve standardized contract management. In her role, she monitors contract execution by coordinating resources and staffing with the executive team and managers. Her talent for developing and implementing optimized business processes has led to increased efficiency and effectiveness — without sacrificing quality.

Pamela has a Masters of Arts in Education from San Francisco State University and has dedicated her 23-year career to supporting programs and services for military families. Her vast experience includes working directly with military families on installations to provide early intervention services, advising command-level operations of educational programs and family child care throughout installations in Europe and developing policies, programs and legislation for the Office of Military Community and Family Policy, such as the establishment of the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship, or MyCAA, program. Pamela uses her extensive experience with military family programs to bring an enhanced level of understanding to her work with The Bowen Group clients.

Pamela currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, Mike, where she is navigating the shift from “big city girl” to “farmer’s wife.” She has two adult children, Adam and Chloe.

Our Mission

Strengthening the health and wellness of military service members, veterans and their families.

Our History

Deborah Bowen Mayberry started The Bowen Group in 2004 during her husband’s deployment to Iraq as an active-duty Marine. Guided by her passion for service, Debbie used her mental health professional credentials, government experience and military policy expertise to begin her consulting practice. What started as a small operation at her kitchen table — developing the Department of Defense’s first casualty-assistance guide to help military spouses understand and access their benefits after the service-related death of a loved one  — quickly morphed into a thriving business.

Today, The Bowen Group boasts 300 employees nationwide, and is a recognized expert in providing innovative services to military and veteran communities through creating policy, developing programs, and delivering services to thousands of service members, veterans and their families.

The Bowen Group is proud to support the following organizations: