Richard Bowen is currently serving as the President and CEO of the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECoNA) which is the regional economic development organization representing a large majority of the Flagstaff area private and public entities. ECoNA’s mission is to create jobs and prosperity for Northern Arizona. Richard also serves Northern Arizona University as an Associate Vice President in the Office of the President. His focus is advancing the Universities efforts in economic development, sustainability, and bio-medical initiatives. Richard is currently serving on the executive board that is creating the Phoenix Downtown Bio-Medical campus; an initiative of the three state universities to construct a modern large scale integrated medical education, research, clinical trial, and treatment campus. Prior to Northern Arizona University Richard worked in the corporate sector for JMB Development and Realty in Chicago, Amfac Corporation in Denver and Flagstaff, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).