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Department of Interior - Insular Affairs Grant Specialist

Photo of Alan Fowler (Credit: State Department)

Department of Interior - Insular Affairs Grant Specialist Alan Fowler.

Alan Edward Fowler came to the Marshall Islands in 1967 as a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher.  He served as an elementary school teacher on Mejit Island from 1967 to 1969.  Following his Peace Corps service, he worked for the U.S. Trust Territory Government from 1969 to 1979 and then for the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Education from 1979 to 1983 as an elementary school teacher, a high school teacher, a high school Assistant Principal, and the Chief of Administrative Services for the Ministry.  From 1983 to 1990 he served as the Secretary of Finance for the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  Then in 1990 he was hired as the President, CEO, and General Manager for the Marshall Islands National Telecommunications Authority.  He held this position until 2004 when he accepted an offer from the U.S. Department of the Interior to be a Grants Management Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Majuro.  For the past eight years, in conjunction with the DOI Office of Insular Affairs Honolulu Field Office, he has been responsible for the oversight of the Compact Sector Grant funding in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  He also serves at the Grant Manager for the Compact-funded Kwajalein Environmental Impact Grant and the Enewetak Food & Agriculture Program.

Mr. Fowler has a Bachelor of Science Degree in English with a minor in Education from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is married to Maria Kabua Fowler from the Marshall Islands.  They have four grown children and fourteen grandchildren