John C. “J. C.” Bowman is the current Executive Director & CEO of Professional Educators of Tennessee. Dr. Bowman began his career in education in Tennessee public schools, where he taught high school social sciences and special education. He has an extensive background developing legislative priorities, evaluating existing education policies, and coordinating political activities with policymakers and lawmakers. Dr. Bowman served as the Chief Policy Analyst of the Education Policy Unit for Florida Governor Jeb Bush. During his tenure in the Bush administration, the state completed an ambitious school code rewrite. A popular speaker, Dr. Bowman has appeared on radio and television shows, and been featured at events on the local, state and national level. In addition to authoring numerous academic studies and articles for various organizations and publications. J. C. Bowman is a Marine Corps veteran, meritoriously promoted twice in the line of duty. He and his wife, Bethany, are the proud parents of two grown daughters and four grandchildren. They currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee.