Partner Spotlight – Daniel Bowman

Brown EdwardsPartner SpotlightPartner Spotlight – Daniel Bowman

Dan is a partner with the firm and has more than 23 years of experience in tax and advisory services. Dan focuses his practice on employee benefit plan design, administration, and consulting. He also assists numerous client with their tax planning and compliance. Dan leads Retirement Plan Services practice area. He lives in Augusta County with his wife, Kimberly, and their two children, Noah and Ariana.

Let’s ask him a few questions:

Where are you from and where did you grow up?
Shenandoah County, VA.

Do you have any hobbies? If yes, tell us about them.
I enjoy riding motorcycles. That includes street bikes and dirt bikes. I’ve been riding since I was very young. I commute to the office on a motorcycle as much as possible.

What is something people would find surprising to learn about you?
I played the cello for eight years and was second chair in the Virginia Youth Orchestra in high school

What do you consider your best quality or trait?
My desire to always have fun in whatever I’m doing. This includes playing a lot of practical jokes on others.

What is the best advice you ever received and from who?
“Always try to have fun in everything you do because we never know when the fun might permanently end.” My grandmother told me that when I was 19 and we were driving to South Carolina to watch a friend graduate from the Marines. It sank in and I’ve tried to follow her advice ever since.

If you could be a superhero what would be your superpower?
I’d want to be Batman. It’s not because of any superpowers, but he has the coolest cars, motorcycles, hovercrafts…those are much cooler than one little superpower.

What is your favorite food?
Pizza – duh!

What famous figure (living or dead) would you most like to meet and why?
Nikola Tesla because he could teach me so much.

What do you think is your biggest contribution to the Brown Edwards team?
My biggest contribution is to give the following advice:
“Always be yourself unless you can be Batman, then ALWAYS be Batman”