Mrs. Bowman serves as Acting Director of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) and Executive Officer of the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is responsible for managing and leading IEA’s budget and financial resources, human resources, information technology, facilities management, travel programs, contracts and acquisitions, records management, emergency preparedness and safety, and information resources across a geographically dispersed organization. With broad experience in the Federal sector, her work has spanned in operations, human capital, performance optimization, organizational efficiency and effectiveness, and policy. Nikki has been at HHS for the last 25 years and held other positions, including Senior Dispute Resolution Specialist, Labor Relations, Employee Relations Officer, Policy Advisor and Budget Analyst. She is a seasoned collaborative relationship-builder, effective manager, and multi-audience communicator, with experience working in complex organizations and with Federal, State, local and tribal officials and public policy groups. Nikki is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and Liberty University.