COMMISSIONER STEVEN G. BOWMAN
VIRGINIA MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION
Steven G. “Steve” Bowman was appointed as the Commissioner of the Virginia
Marine Resources Commission by Governor Northam in March 2018. He also
was Commissioner under Governors Tim Kaine and Bob McDonnell. Prior to this
appointment, he served as the Chief of Police for the Town of Smithfield,
Virginia. Previously, Steve served the Virginia Marine Resources Commission
in various capacities including Deputy Commissioner, Chief of Law
Enforcement, and Deputy Chief of Law Enforcement. Steve also has extensive
law enforcement experience including Chief Deputy Sheriff for the Isle of
Wight County Sheriff’s Department and Virginia State Trooper. He is a
graduate of the Virginia State Police Academy, The University of Louisville,
Southern Police Institute and Advanced Administrative Officer’s courses.
Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Governmental Administration from
Christopher Newport University.