|The Cowan family moved to Alpharetta, GA in 1998. Since arriving Mr. Cowan has served his community, currently serving on the board of Dream Weavers and volunteering with North Georgia Walk to Emmaus and C3G (Christ Centered Career Group). He has served on the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church Council and the boards of the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA, Mountain Top Boys Home, Roswell/Alpharetta Young Life and Windward Rotary. He is a Charter Member of Kingdom Advisors and provided leadership in launching the Atlanta Branch.|
Mr. Cowan’s professional career spans three industries where he has held leadership positions, identifying and serving the needs of others: managed care and employee benefits, financial services and faith-based non-profits. His twenty five years of managed care leadership include: Vice President Sales, Aetna, Houston, TX; Executive Director, Humana, Houston, TX; Regional Vice President – National Accounts, CIGNA, Atlanta, GA; Vice President – National Managed Care Strategy, The Travelers, Dallas TX/Hartford, CT; President, Southeast Home Office – The Travelers, Atlanta, GA. Utilizing his education and professional development, Mr. Cowan transitioned to the financial services sector serving his clients through The Strategic Planning Group, LLC, Atlanta, GA. Mr. Cowan evolved his career affording him opportunities to serve the most vulnerable among us through work with The Mission Society and Atlanta Union Mission. He currently serves with The Salvation Army, Metro Atlanta Area Command.
Mr. Cowan served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1969 – 1975. He earned his BSBA from the University of Arkansas with double majors in Finance and Economics. He earned his MBA from the University of North Texas majoring in Insurance, minor in Economics. He earned the professional designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) from The American College; and Certified Employee Benefits Specialist from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.