Vice-Chair, Allocations Committee Chair
Term: 2013-2018, Congressional District 9
Ritche Manley Bowden was appointed to the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2013. She served on the committees for Allocations and the Governor’s Arts Awards for the Commission for FY 2014-2015.
Most recently, she has served as the chief operating officer for Colonics of Memphis and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.
As community leader, Ritche has numerous philanthropic involvements. To share a few, she has been on the University of Arkansas Black Alumni Association Board of Directors, Lausanne Collegiate School Board of Directors and the University of Memphis Alumni Association. Ritche is also a member of the Tennessee Medical Association Auxiliary and Bluff City Medical Auxiliary. She has taken part in the National Civil Rights Museum “Keepers of the Dream” Campaign Steering Committee and has served as co-chair of the Special Gifts Division for St. Mary’s Capital Campaign, 2004-2005.
Ritche received her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and a master of business administration, with an emphasis in health care economics, from the University of Memphis.