Jon Dowie is NARFE’s National Secretary/Treasurer and was elected to a two-year term in 2014 and re-elected in 2016. Dowie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
His background includes positions at Arthur Andersen & Company and as technical director of The National CPA Group, both in New York City. Later, in Washington, DC, he was the chief financial officer of Federal Information Technologies, Inc. For the last 10 years, he has served as vice president and chief financial officer of Lexes Associates, Inc.
His three U.S. Navy recalls resulted in a 21-year career. He served overseas in diving and salvage; at Pearl Harbor, HI; at the Naval Undersea Center in San Diego, CA; and in Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare in the New York metropolitan area. He served as chief of staff at the Naval Reserve Readiness Command, Region Eight, in Jacksonville, FL, and later in the office of Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon as the head of strategic planning for automated systems in the Naval Reserve. He is retired from Navy Special Operations.
Dowie’s academic career includes being an assistant professor on the faculties of Clemson University, the University of North Florida and other institutions. His degrees include a bachelor’s and master’s from Murray State University.