Ritche Bowden


Term: 2013-2018, Congressional District 9

Ritche Manley Bowden was appointed to the Tennessee Arts Commission in 2013. She has served as Chair of the committee for Allocations and also served on the Governor’s Arts Awards for the Commission.

Ritche is currently a network relations specialist with Amerigroup. She previously served as the Administrator of the Mid-South Gastroenterology Group and the chief operating officer for Colonics of Memphis.

As a community leader, Ritche has numerous philanthropic involvements. To share a few, she has served on the University of Arkansas National Alumni Association Board of Directors, Memphis Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, Lausanne Collegiate School Board of Directors and as a member of the University of Memphis Alumni Association. 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 currently serves on the board of Tennesseans for the Arts and as Vice-President of the University of Arkansas Black Alumni Association.  

Ritche received her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a master of business administration, with an emphasis in health care economics, from the University of Memphis.

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