Get to Know Mark Bowen

Lead Mover amd Shaker at Westchester Commons

His real title is Marketing and Operations Manager, but everyone here knows he is your go-to person for events, leasing and generally all things Westchester Commons for more than three years.

What’s something people would never guess about you? 

I have been a ring announcer for professional wrestling.

Favorite Movie:

The Untouchables with Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Robert DeNiro

Favorite Musician or Band:

Bruce Hornsby. I’ve seen him 20 times in concert.

Do you have a pet?

Yes. I have a 10-year-old bassett hound named Max I’ve had since he was six weeks old. BEST PET EVER.

What’s your first vivid memory?

I remember sitting on the floor with my parents when I was about 2 1/2  years old watching Neil Armstrong walking on the moon—extremely vivid memory.

What hobbies/interests do you have outside of work?

Attending live entertainment events (concerts, theater, festivals), cosplaying with my daughter at comic cons, outdoor grilling with a good Virginia craft beer —Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager is my flavor of choice—getaways to the beach or to the mountains with my wife, Jennifer.

What inspires you?

People that do good in this world and are not looking for anything in return. They just look to give more than to receive. I’m proud to say Westchester Commons has helped various nonprofits raise more than half a million dollars in the past three years through events we’ve held or hosted.

If there was one thing you could change about your job, what would it be?

I would speed up the process of bringing in new business to open at our center.

Favorite Quote?

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas A. Edison