Ray L. Bowman, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Talent and Team Development


Ray L. Bowman, Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President for Talent and Team Development at MarineMax, headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. MarineMax is the nation’s largest boat and yacht retailer with approximately 70 stores and marinas from coast-to-coast with approximately 1600 employees, referred to as “team members”. MarineMax is self-insured.In his position at MarineMax, Dr. Bowman also oversees the company’s health care plan as well as executive development, various training functions, strategic planning coordination, oversight of HR, review and approval of all management hires and promotions, and succession planning. Regarding MarineMax’s revolutionary health care plan, Dr. Bowman has been instrumental in piecing together a diverse and effective set of cost saving strategies of benefit to both team members and the company. He is the innovative founder of MAX HealthPlan Solutions which shares these very successful, cost saving strategies with other interested companies.

Prior to joining the MarineMax team, Dr. Bowman spent nearly four decades practicing Clinical Psychology with four offices in three counties surrounding Tampa Bay, Florida. He is board certified (with Diplomate status) in Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Forensic Psychology, Pain Management, and Clinical Psychology. He has degrees from Eckerd College, Notre Dame, and the University of Georgia. He completed his clinical internship at Shand’s Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He retired from clinical practice in 2011.

Dr. Bowman lives in Seminole, Florida with his beautiful wife of 43 years, Debra, and they have one son, Robert, who lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina with his wife, Ashley, and Dr. Bowman’s two extraordinarily gifted and adorable granddaughters, Hannah and Grace, ages seven and three.


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