Howard Bowles - Regional Commissioner, Seattle and Denver Regions Howard Bowles
Regional Commissioner
Denver and Seattle Regions

Howard Bowles is the Regional Commissioner for the Social Security Administration’s, Denver and Seattle Regions. The Denver Region encompasses Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and Fergus Falls, Minnesota. The Seattle Region encompasses Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Howard is a highly accomplished professional with extensive experience in leading and managing complex operations. In his most recent role for the Office of Public Service and Operations Support, Howard was responsible for overseeing and managing Operations' budget, staffing, facilities, and human resources. He demonstrated exceptional skill in formulating, allocating, and closely monitoring Operations' budget and analyzing spending trends. Howard provided analysis and support for Operations' hiring process and staffing resources, ensuring efficient allocation and management of the overtime budget.

His ability to serve as a liaison between Operations and the Office of Human Resources was instrumental in coordinating a wide range of human resource activities, including awards, training, performance management, labor and employee relations, and succession planning. Howard's scope extended to formulating, tracking, and gathering national data for Operations on numerous internal and external performance measures. He handled ad-hoc management information requests, ensuring accurate and timely provision of vital operational insights.

Howard began his career with SSA as a Service Representative Trainee. Throughout his career, he has held increasingly responsible management and staff positions and has received numerous awards for his achievements and outstanding performance with the Agency.