Opening Keynote Speaker
Get ready to be amazed by this three-time NBA Champion and eight-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. Former San Antonio Spurs forward Bruce Bowen made a name for himself in the NBA with his ability to stop the league's best scorers. And, we are sure he will make a name for himself with you as the opening keynote speaker at the 2019 PPSA Annual Conference.
A 12-year NBA veteran, Bowen ranks sixth on the Spurs all-time list in 3PT-FG made and is just the fourth San Antonio Spur to earn all-defensive honors three or more times, joining David Robinson, Tim Duncan and Alvin Robertson. In 2012, his jersey, #12 was retired.
With a strong desire to aid those less fortunate, especially youth and young adults, Bowen established The Bruce Bowen Foundation which is committed to supporting and enhancing the lives of youth in underserved communities. The Bruce Bowen Foundation focuses on promoting programs that build character, nurture self-respect, confidence, responsibility, and camaraderie. Additionally, The Bruce Bowen Foundation awards scholarships to youth who need assistance in their quest for higher education.
A role model and leader on and off the court, Bowen is the proud father of two boys, Ojani and Ozmel Bowen.