WASHINGTON, D.C.– April 20,2020: SMI is pleased to announce that Maria Bowie has joined the firm as a Vice President. Bowie is the former Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4) and Legislative Director for Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42).   Most recently she served as Director of Government Affairs at Leidos.

“Maria is one of the most respected and knowledgeable former defense appropriations staffers,” said SMI President Bill McCann.   “We are thrilled to add someone of her caliber and character to our team.”

At Leidos, Bowie focused on building Congressional support for key defense programs such as, cyber, IT modernization, airborne ISR platforms and hypersonics.  Over the past twenty years, Bowie split her time working in key roles for two of the most senior GOP House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Members, as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Representative Tom Cole (OK-4) and as Legislative Director for Representative Ken Calvert (CA-42).

Mrs. Bowie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from George Washington University, a Master’s in Political Science from the University of Uppsala and will soon earn a Master’s in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

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