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IBM’s Bowers Named to United Way of the Greater Triangle Board of Directors

MORRISVILLE, NC (July 25, 2014) –The board of directors of United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) has elected Rick Bowers as its newest member. Bowers is the Vice President of Technical Support and Client Success for the Software Group Application and Infrastructure Middleware division of IBM. He has worldwide responsibility for customer services for all AIM and WebSphere products. He is also the Software Group Senior Site Executive for the Research Triangle Park Lab.

“We are excited to welcome Rick to the board,” said JR Shearin, board chair. “His executive leadership experience across IBM, particularly his management of key strategic alliances and business partner relationships, will bring valuable expertise to United Way of the Greater Triangle to strengthen our relationships in the community and develop additional partnerships.”

Bowers brings 30 years of experience at IBM with him, including executive leadership involvement spanning all aspects of software product development across various divisions. In addition to his work at IBM, Bowers was previously the Director of the New Zealand Software Development Lab based in Wellington, New Zealand.

“I am thrilled to join the Board of Directors at United Way of the Greater Triangle,” said Bowers. “I believe in the work that UWGT does to improve the lives of the people in this area and am eager to support the organization as they continue to make a difference in our communities.”

Bowers holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance from Binghamton University. He resides in Raleigh with his wife and daughter.


About United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT)

By working with nonprofit partners, corporations, community and county leaders, along with thousands of volunteers and donors, United Way of the Greater Triangle is creating significant community change in Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties in North Carolina through an emphasis on achieving specific results and developing lasting solutions to some of our area’s most pressing issues in financial stability, health and education.

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