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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Names John Bowman as Executive Vice President, U.S. Programs

January 23, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today named John Bowman as Executive Vice President for U.S. Programs to lead the organization’s advocacy efforts at the federal, state and local levels.

Bowman brings more than 20 years of policy advocacy and coalition building experience and a passionate commitment to protecting children and saving lives from tobacco use, as well as advancing health equity and social justice.

Bowman most recently served as Managing Director of Government Affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and led their federal and state government affairs teams. He previously worked at the American Association for Justice, Obama for America and as Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida. He has also worked for the Atlanta City Council and former Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles. Bowman received his J.D. from Florida State University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

“We are thrilled to have John Bowman join the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids as Executive Vice President for U.S. programs. His leadership skills coupled with his broad policy advocacy experience at the federal, state and local levels will be a tremendous asset at this pivotal time in our fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences,” said Matthew L. Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. “John is also widely recognized as an excellent coalition builder, and he shares our strong commitment to addressing the health disparities caused and exacerbated by tobacco use.”

“I am excited to join the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and share this superb team’s deep commitment to protecting kids, saving lives and advancing health equity,” John Bowman said. “Tobacco-Free Kids has contributed enormously to the progress in reducing tobacco use in the United States and around the world. I look forward to building on this progress to protect the health of all Americans and finally stop the tobacco industry’s targeting of kids and vulnerable communities.”

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is the leading advocacy organization working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, Tobacco-Free Kids works to change public attitudes about tobacco and advance policies that reduce tobacco use and save the most lives. In addition, our Global Health Advocacy Incubator builds on the successes and lessons learned in the fight against tobacco to support advocates working to tackle other critical public health challenges across the globe.