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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Raymond Roberts

CEO and Chief Financial Officer
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Raymond Roberts

JOINED BOWEN: 2022
EDUCATION: University of Waterloo and Harvard Business School

Raymond has been a founder and operator of IT Product Development and Professional Services firms since the 1980s. While his initial focus was on providing Financial and Telecom solution, Raymond turned his attention to government markets in the mid ‘90s. An unrelenting innovator, he’s been a leader in bringing novel products to the market in Health Care IT and more recently in Blockchain.

A graduate of University of Waterloo and Harvard Business School, Raymond has an extensive background in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business. Raymond lives in Loudoun County with his wife and two young children. He enjoys reading, skiing and motorbikes.

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Robert Lech

President and Chief Operating Officer
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Robert Lech

JOINED BOWEN: 2022
EDUCATION: Cal Poly in Computer Information Systems

Robert has been in the GovCon market for almost 25 years with experience spanning the entire business. He has significant executive experience with large scale P&L and proven track record in management and leadership resulting in significant growth impact.

In his last role, he was responsible for a $240M P&L and growth strategy providing professional services to all of DoD including Logistics, Digital IT, Advanced Analytics, and Management Advisory Support Services.

A graduate of Cal Poly in Computer Information Systems. Bulk of his career has been focused on large transformational solutions. Robert is married with three children and enjoys fishing and golf.

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Lawrence Gaines

VP, Finance
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Lawrence Gaines

JOINED BOWEN: November 2013
EDUCATION: Old Dominion University (B.S.), Naval Postgraduate School (M.S.)

As vice president of business management and finance at The Bowen Group, Lawrence Gaines oversees all elements of the company’s contracting and back-office support services. He liaises with client contracting offices, manages the company’s federal contracting schedules, prepares all pricing proposals for new contracting opportunities, and oversees both Bowen’s project management portfolio and all internal support services.

Lawrence served 26 years in the Marine Corps, including 17 years as a fiscal/budget officer and comptroller managing an $85 million-plus budget. He also held high-visibility positions at Marine Corps Systems Command, Headquarters Marine Corps, the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity and the Wounded Warrior Regiment. His wealth of experience and personal knowledge of the challenges and rewards of military service add enormous depth to Bowen’s work.

Lawrence lives with his wife Dwan and they have two adult daughters.

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Sarah Coon

Director, 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, Quality Programs
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Pamela Egan

JOINED BOWEN: November 2011
EDUCATION: San Francisco State University (M.A.), Minot State University (BS)

Pamela Egan’s talent for developing and implementing optimized business processes means our Bowen contract teams are always efficient and effective without sacrificing quality. In her role as director of Quality Programs, Pamela is responsible for establishing internal controls, systems and tools to achieve standardized contract management, ensuring seamless delivery of services to our clients and, ultimately, the military and veteran communities.

Advising command-level education programs, family child care and early intervention services, Pamela worked directly with military families throughout her career. Her experience includes work at installations across Europe as well as developing policies, programs and legislation for the Office of Military Community and Family Policy. Pamela uses her extensive experience with military family programs to bring an enhanced level of understanding to her work with The Bowen Group’s clients.

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

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Lisa Schulze

Director, Defense Market
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Lisa Schulze

JOINED BOWEN: 2006
EDUCATION: University of Michigan (BA, JD)

Lisa brings an unparalleled attention to detail to her work, pairing it with creativity and a passion to support the military community. Drawing on nearly two decades of high-level project management and team leadership, Lisa oversees Bowen’s portfolio of strategic communication and digital engagement work as well as the award-winning content development team. Coordinating with strategists, designers, accessibility specialists, writers and editors to ensure products align with clients’ goals and objectives, she inspires and motivates team members to bring their focus and creativity to every project. An advocate for the military community, Lisa has supported a wide range of Department of Defense quality-of-life programs including Family Advocacy, the Office of Financial Readiness, and the Military Community and Family Policy Directorate suite of programs.

Lisa lives in Virginia with her husband, son and daughter and enjoys baking and knitting.

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Debbie Perkins

Human Resources Manager
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Debbie Perkins

JOINED BOWEN: 2018
EDUCATION: University of Mary Washington (BA)

Passionate about creating a culture centered on employees and clients, Debbie Perkins is The Bowen Group’s human resources manager. She brings more than two decades of multi-industry business management experience to Bowen and possesses particular expertise delivering superior internal customer service to virtual employees. Since joining the company, Debbie has streamlined the new-employee experience and led a recruiting campaign, which resulted in 388% net growth of the company’s staff. In tandem with employees, management and the executive team, she has ensured Bowen is an employer of choice in the professional services industry.

An active member of Society of Human Resources Management in northern Virginia, Debbie resides in Virginia with her son. An animal lover, she shares her home with her dogs, Maggie Mae and Rocket, and three rescued cats. In her free time, Debbie enjoys watching automobile racing, kickboxing and spending time with family.

Our Mission

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

Our History

The Bowen Group has been strengthening the health and well-being of service members and the greater military community for more than 15 years. We take pride in providing employment opportunities for veterans, spouses and dependents who have first-hand knowledge of the military lifestyle. This institutional knowledge helps inform our strategy, strengthen our services and improve the lives of those who serve our country.

Founded in 2004, Bowen is an industry leader specializing in strategic communications, mental health and wellness services and staffing. From new military spouses living on installation to a service member on his fourth overseas tour, our methodology reaches each member of the military community where they are. Our expert team fuses shared expertise and capabilities to deliver client’s message through a full range of targeted services. Bowen is a leader in the government services field, providing award-winning: – Researched-based strategic communications and digital engagement – Behavioral health and wellness services designed for the military community – Program management services allowing for informed decisions driving effective results.

Based in the capital region, Bowen has grown to a company of nearly 300 employees working across the country. We have shown time and again we are a trustworthy partner to our government entities, military organizations and fellow service providers and contractors.

The Bowen Group is proud to support the following organizations: