Nampa’s Mission Aviation Fellowship, the faith-based, nonprofit ministry that serves missions and isolated people around the world with aviation, communications and learning technologies, has added Barbara Bowman as director of marketing and communications.
In this position, Bowman will lead the strategic direction of MAF marketing and communications efforts. She also will spearhead ongoing development of staff talent and increase awareness of MAF, ultimately broadening the base of mission supporters.
Bowman brings more than 20 years experience in nonprofit and corporate career management to her new post. She has an extensive record of achievement in organizational and employee development, community capacity-building, fundraising, business and resource development, and training, as well as communications and marketing.
“Barbara Bowman has earned a reputation as a strategic leader able to bring an organization and its talent to the next level,” MAF President John Boyd said.
Bowman served for nine years at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, where she was senior manager of the small business division, director of the center for workforce leadership and vice president of member services. Bowman managed several departments, including marketing, communications, sales, events, programs and public relations.
She has served on many nonprofit boards and community coalitions in the areas of economic development and human services. She currently serves as board chair for the Idaho Nonprofit Center, which advocates for nonprofits throughout the state. She enjoys mentoring through Boise Young Professionals, she said.
Of her new position, Bowman stated: “I am impressed with the level of expertise, passion and creativity of the marketing and communications staff (at MAF). They are committed to raising the profile of the organization and raising additional funds so more field staff, planes and technology tools can be deployed throughout the world.”