Ms. Bowker has a 30+year career in corporate communications, brand management and public affairs. She has helped public and private sector organizations as well as high profile individuals achieve enhanced reputation through media relations, issues/crisis management, sponsorships and corporate social responsibility, and political campaign consulting. Her experience includes work in the consumer goods, healthcare, technology and financial services industries, as well as in government.
Prior to forming her own consultancy, she was a managing director with Burson-Marsteller where she led their U S. corporate practice and provided client services in the areas of issues/crisis management, organizational communication, and CEO positioning during her 10-year tenure. Ms. Bowker also served as a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers leading their marketing and communications efforts and their Center of Excellence for Strategic Communications. She was a communications advisor to numerous PwC clients involved in significant strategic, structural and/or technology change efforts. She has served as an Assistant Postmaster General and Vice President Communications and Public Affairs for the U. S. Postal Service where she directed the strategic communications for a wide range of challenges and opportunities—from workplace violence and the anthrax crisis to the creation and promotion of the Elvis postage stamp. Early in her career she worked as a journalist and registered lobbyist in Washington, DC.
Ms. Bowker attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned a Master of Science in Management. She has also earned a Master of Science in Technology Policy from George Washington University and a BA in Journalism from the University of Arkansas.
The go-to person responsible for creating and communicating the client experience that makes Ascent Private Capital Management unique, Jan brings over a decade of experience in the wealth management industry and another decade of international consulting experience in Australia and Southeast Asia. She began her career in middle management at ATT/Pacific Bell.
While her current job title focuses on marketing and communication, the scope of Jan’s influence is much broader. She is an integral part of the leadership team that designed Ascent to anticipate and help meet the needs of clients who want their wealth to make a positive impact on the world. “It is a privilege to be engaged in work that fosters and supports strong families and communities.”
Jan earned a B.A. in psychology, summa cum laude, from Dominican University of California, where she also did post-graduate work in strategic leadership and counseling psychology. She is a lifetime member of the Gamma Sigma Honor Society and the National Honor Society in Psychology. A resident of San Francisco, she is involved in numerous charitable and community service organizations.
Her current focus is as a photographer for nonprofits in the US, and NGO’s in developing nations, where she uses photography to drive social change.
Anke grew up in East Germany (former GDR) where she was a competitive swimmer. She lives in Hillsborough with her husband, 3 kids and 1 dog.