Robert A. Bowman

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Robert A. Bowman served for 17 years as President/CEO of MLB Advanced Media (“MLBAM”).[1] Media reports in late 2017 alleged his departure from the MLBAM resulted from a decade of inappropriate behavior, ranging from multiple consensual intimate relationships with subordinates and leading a "culture of partying and heavy drinking with employees outside the office."[2] MLBAM manages online activities for Major League Baseball including the MLBAM@Bat video streaming applications for Smartphones, pad computing devices and the like.[3] From 1995-2000, he was ITT's President/Chief Operating Officer. From 1991-95, he was also ITT's CFO.[4]

From 1983-90, Bowman was Michigan's State Treasurer and was widely credited with helping fuel the state's economic recovery, including from a 1987 Public Sector Consultants' profile that "Wall Street smiled on Michigan's improved fiscal condition," leading to national notoriety for Bowman.[5] In 2010 it was reported that he was considering a run for governor of Michigan.[6]


Bowman graduated from Harvard College in 1977[7] and the Wharton School of Business in 1979.[8]

MLBAM At Bat App[edit]

Bowman was instrumental[9] in spearheading the development of MLB’s At Bat app for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, etc.[10]

Bowman Patents[edit]

Bowman is named as a co-inventor on the following U.S. Patents: U.S. Patent No. 8,121,872:[11] System and Method for Allocating Seats for a Ticketed Event

U.S. Patent No. 8,121,712:[12] System and Method for Determining an Offensive, Defensive, and Cumulative Efficiency of a Sports Team

U.S. Patent No. 8,045,956:[13] System and Method for Venue-to-Venue Messaging


Political offices
Preceded by
Loren E. Monroe
Treasurer of Michigan
Succeeded by
Douglas B. Roberts