Dan Bowers

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dan Bowers has been President of ArtsBuild in Chattanooga, TN, for nine years. Bowers has spent his career in nonprofit fundraising. Prior to joining ArtsBuild he was president of the Memorial Hospital Foundation from 2001 to 2007. Prior to that Bowers spent 22 years with United Ways, serving as Executive Director of the United Way in Gadsden, AL, from 1980 to 1988. He served the United Way of Greater Chattanooga from 1988 to 2001, six years as the organization’s Campaign Director and eight years as its President. During his tenure at ArtsBuild, the organization spearheaded a community-wide cultural planning initiative, Imagine Chattanooga 20/20. This planning effort not only created a vision for the arts in the Chattanooga area, but also helped transform ArtsBuild, which was rebranded in 2012 from its former identity as Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga. ArtsBuild has broadened its mission and deepened its involvement in community development.