The Urban League Twin Cities is pleased to announce the election of Rev. John L. Bowen as chair of the Board of Directors. He was elected to serve a one-year term as chair at a meeting of the Board held February 27, 2020.
Rev. Bowen is pastor of Greater Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in north Minneapolis, where he has served since 1990. A committed community servant as well as pastor, Rev. Bowen has held leadership positions on several organizational boards throughout the Twin Cities, including the Minnesota State Baptist Convention and the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches.
Rev. Bowen was first elected to the Urban League Board of Directors in November of 2017, and most recently served as Vice Chair. Bowen replaces outgoing Chair Mark Ryan, president of Carl Bolander & Sons Construction, who rotated off the board after serving successive three-year terms.
The Board also elected Tom Evers, Executive Director of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, to serve as Vice Chair, Huda Yusuf, Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Medtronics, to serve as 2nd Vice Chair; Makram El-Amin, Imam at Masjid An-Nur, to serve as Secretary; and Ben Aeilts, Regional Manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (retired), to serve as Treasurer. All officers serve one-year terms and may be re-elected to additional one-year terms.