Mr. Bowden joined the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) in November 2011. He initially served as the National Associate for the Investment Adviser and Investment Company Examination Program. In September, 2012, Mr. Bowden was named Deputy Director of the (OCIE). Mr. Bowden previously worked at Legg Mason, Inc., and later for Legg Mason Capital Management in various roles, including legal, compliance, operations, sales, service, marketing, and corporate governance. Before joining Legg Mason, Mr. Bowden was a trial attorney and partner at a major Baltimore law firm. He has also served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the Investment Adviser Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University Maryland and a law degree from The University of Pennsylvania.