President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) in Lansing. Fowler joined SBAM in 2000, initially serving for three years as vice president of Small Business Insurance Services, a SBAM subsidiary. He assumed his current post in July 2003. SBAM serves more than 5,000 member companies from all of Michigan's 83 counties and promotes free enterprise and the interests of Michigan small businesses through leadership and advocacy. Fowler is a registered lobbyist representing small business before the Michigan legislature. He also serves as president of the Small Business Foundation of Michigan, a subsidiary of SBAM. He previously served as the executive director of the Council of Smaller Enterprises in Cleveland, the small business arm of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, which was, at that time, the country's largest chamber. Prior to that, he was a lobbyist for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for 10 years and served as the executive director of the Indiana Small Business Council. Fowler worked for the Indiana lieutenant governor for two years before his tenure with the Indiana Chamber. Fowler chairs the newly created Michigan Health Insurance Access Advisory Council, the Association Advisory Council of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and the Business Advisory Committee of the Michigan Hospital Association. He is a director of the National Small Business Association. He also serves on the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors and is the chairman of the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan. A graduate of Ball State University with a degree in political science, Fowler serves on the National Development Council of Ball State University. In June 2008, he was elected to his second four-year term on the Haslett Board of Education and currently serves as its president.