Maria Bowie, Vice President, has 25 years of experience on Capitol Hill, working on legislation to advance national security issues and secure federal funding for projects that aligned with the nation’s policy objectives.
Prior to working for SMI, Maria served as Director of Government Affairs at Leidos, where she utilized her expertise on the federal funding process and supported cyber, IT modernization, and airborne ISR platforms and hypersonic projects. During her time on the Hill, Maria was the Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Representative Tom Cole (OK-04) and served as Legislative Director for Representative Ken Calvert (CA-42). Prior to Representative Calvert’s office, Maria was a Manager of Legislative Affairs for BAE Systems and a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. Previously she served as Military and Veterans Affairs’ Liaison to former Representative Brian Bilbray’s (CA-50) San Diego Office.
Maria holds a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, M.P.S. from the University of Uppsala, and a M.A. in Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.