Bob Bowman Named to Board of Directors of World Wrestling Entertainment , Inc.
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 19, 2003 - World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. today named Bob Bowman as the newest member of its Board of Directors. Bowman will chair the Board’s Audit Committee.
Bowman has extensive business and financial experience. His current position is CEO of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, where he manages the interactive and Internet rights for all 30 clubs and the league. Prior to joining Major League Baseball, he was President and COO of ITT Corporation where he previously served as CFO. Bowman served as the Treasurer for the State of Michigan for eight years overseeing its tax policy and collection and the state’s pension fund.
“Bob’s proven business leadership and financial expertise in both the public and private sectors will be an asset to WWE,” said Linda McMahon, CEO of WWE.
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