Dealer/Owner of Bowman Chevrolet of Clarkston, Michigan
Katie Bowman Coleman is president and owner of Bowman Auto Group, which includes Bowman Chevrolet, Bowman Isuzu Commercial Truck, and Bowman Auto Center, all located in Clarkston, Michigan. As president, Coleman oversees a team of more than 130 employees, selling nearly 5,000 vehicles per year.
Katie began working at the dealership with her father, John Bowman, in 1993, following a career in fashion retail with Ralph Lauren in New York and Australia. She spent 17 years learning every position in the dealership before taking over as owner in 2011.
Under Katie’s leadership, the dealership has regularly been ranked among the top 20 Chevrolet dealerships in the nation, and was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing Chevrolet dealerships in Michigan. Katie has also received a number of accolades and recognitions, most recently in DBusiness Magazine as one of the top female business leaders in Michigan in an annual feature entitled “Powered By Women.”
Katie believes in the importance of giving back to the community, and is active in a number of Clarkston-area charities. She and Bowman Auto Group proudly support Easterseals Michigan, Special Camp for Special Kids (SCAMP), My Habitat Clarkston, along with many other community organizations. She is a board member and past president of the Greater Detroit Chevrolet Dealers’ Association, and an active board member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Clarkston Chamber of Commerce, and Clarkston Downtown Retailers’ Association.
Katie earned a bachelor’s degree from Denison University and a master’s degree from Walsh College. She and her husband have three children and reside in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.