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Black History Month 2013: Antoinette Bowser


February 1, 2013

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Date: 02/01/2013 Description: Celebrating Black History Month 2013: Antoinette Bowser - State Dept Image

Antoinette Bowser is an information technology director for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs within the U.S. Department of State.

Ms. Bowser is responsible for managing the ongoing IT operations for the Bureaus of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and International Information Programs (IIP), as well as some external organizations. As the primary IT liaison between the bureaus advising on IT technical matters, including operations and maintenance, and the implementation of public diplomacy applications, databases, servers, alternate computer networks, operating systems, security, audio visual, and customer needs. She also manages a staff of 85 IT professionals.

Prior to becoming IT director, Antoinette served as division chief of the Educational and Cultural Affairs applications, responsible for managing the design, development, and maintenance of the ECA portfolio of IT applications created in support of the public diplomacy mission.

Ms. Bowser is a member of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, MD who sings in the adult choir and serves as alto section leader. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Project Manager Professional (PMP), member of Project Management Institute - Southern Maryland Chapter, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).  Antoinette holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, and master of science degree in administration, Central Michigan University, Richmond, VA.

Antoinette loves traveling. She sponsors annual group trips of 20-30 family members and friends, traveling around the world to such places as Italy, France, Mexico, and the Caribbean, just to name a few. Photography is also a favorite past time. Antoinette enjoys taking pictures, making photo albums, and photo books.



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