Harold J. (Jay) Bowen, III
President & CEO, CIO
Mr. Bowen joined Bowen, Hanes & Company, Inc. in 1986. As the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and economic strategist, he is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the company’s economic and investment strategies. The firm has received national acclaim for its 45 year tenure as the sole manager of the City of Tampa Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Pension Fund. Subsequent to his association with the company, he attended graduate school at The London School of Economics, London, England, where he completed his thesis on the international economy in 1989. He concluded an economic and investment research project in 1990 on monetary, trade, and tax policy at the Cato Institute, one of the nation’s leading public policy foundations in Washington, D.C. Mr. Bowen is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and is a Trustee for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He has provided commentary on economic and financial issues for CNBC, the Fox News Network, and the Fox Business Network, and the Financial Times. He and Bowen, Hanes have been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Barron’s, Bloomberg, The New York Times, and the Financial Times. Mr. Bowen holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which he received in 1984.