IMR: People: Bernice

[ Bernice ]  
Bowers, Bernice G.
Aliases: Super Mom

There is no end to the wonderful things people throughout this town have to say about Bernice, who has dabbled in everything and has seemingly worked with everyone. In addition to being a professional jack-of-all-trades, however, she is also a devoted and tirelessly involved mother. We trade parenthood stories regularly, but mine are rarely as interesting.

I had the pleasure of working with her at PBEC (where I worked from October 1998 to February 2003), and outside of PBEC as well on a variety of projects. We still work together when we can, and keep in touch as veterans (or survivors) of PBEC and parents of cute but rambunctious kids.

From her official biography:

Bernice Bowers is a Project Manager for the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) International Secretariat. Ms. Bowers is responsible for coordinating projects and events such as the PBEC Environmental Award and its website, the PBEC-APEC Joint Workshop on Corporate Governance and its Proceedings, and special events such as the Pacific Islands Session at the Hawaii IGM 2000. She has been recently assigned to support PBEC's Working Committees and Member Committees in their activities, and to support the PBEC Member Survey.

Ms. Bowers was recently appointed as an international coordinator for the South-North Korea Infrastructure Initiative under President Kim Dae Jung's "sunshine policy" to build infrastructure between Seoul and Pyongyang. Ms. Bowers has held positions as an administrator with Motorola's wholly-owned subsidiary in Japan, Nippon Motorola, Ltd.; as a project manager with Castle & Cooke; and was the executive director of the Oahu Economic Development Board, a private-sector membership organization. Ms. Bowers was appointed by U.S. Commerce Secretaries Ron Brown and William Daley to the National District Export Council and the Hawaii/Pacific Region Export Council.


Born January 24. An honors graduate of Princeton University. Completed her masters coursework at the University of Hawaii and earned a Certificate from the Pacific Asian Management Institute at the UH College of Business Administration.

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