Ray Bowman

Ray Bowman

Senior VP, Talent and Team Development

Ray Lee Bowman, Ph.D., is the CHRO and Senior Vice President for Talent and Team Development at MarineMax, headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. MarineMax is the world’s largest boat and yacht retailer with approximately 70 stores and a dozen marinas from coast-to-coast with approximately 1700 employees, referred to as “team members”. They also have operations internationally. MarineMax is self-insured. In his position at MarineMax, Dr. Bowman created, updates and oversees the company’s innovative health care plan as well as executive development, executive coaching, various other management training functions, strategic planning coordination and facilitation, oversight of HR, review and approval of all management hires and promotions, and multi-level succession planning for the independent Board of Directors. 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 also the innovative founder and President of MAXHealthPlan Solutions (a division of MarineMax) 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 two counties surrounding Tampa Bay, Florida. His practice also provided cognitive rehabilitation for neurologically impaired patients. He is board certified (with Diplomate status) in Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Forensic Psychology, Pain Management, and Clinical Psychology. He has degrees from Eckerd College (formerly Florida Presbyterian College), the University of 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. His two year residency prior to licensure was at the Developmental Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. He retired from clinical practice in 2011 but soon after was recruited to MarineMax.

Dr. Bowman lives in the mountains near Hendersonville, North Carolina with his beautiful wife of 43 years, Debra. They have one son, Robert, who is the founder of Bowman Marketing. Rob also lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina with his wife, Ashley, and Dr. Bowman’s two extraordinarily gifted and adorable granddaughters, Hannah and Grace, ages ten and five respectively.

All Sessions by Ray Bowman

Self-Insurance Strategies Track Monday May 23, 2022
11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Opportunities for Self-Funded Employers to Customize Benefit Offerings to Effectively Meet Employee Needs and Control Healthcare Spend

  • Uncover strategies to tailor employee health benefits and personalize care
  • Determine which benefits to keep and which benefits to remove
  • Learn about effective approaches including direct contracting to offer benefits at no/low-cost to employees
  • Leverage stakeholder partnerships to provide timely access to care and optimize health outcomes
  • Implement novel models to close care gaps while reducing unnecessary ER visits and improving outcomes Understand the role of digital technology in engaging employees/plan members, treatment navigation support, and care coordination