Chris C. Cowen is a life time resident of Potsdam attending Potsdam Central k-12 and graduating from Clarkson University with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is a 24 year veteran of Potsdam Rescue as an advanced EMT and is currently on the board of directors. He lives with his wife Heather and their two daughters and is employed by the Department of Homeland Security. Chris brings life experience to the BOE with expertise in commercial building construction and management, emergency management and safety, and technology infastructure. He is currently Vice President of the BOE and chairman of the BOE Buildings, Grounds, and Transportation committee. Chris has been on the BOE since 2008 with his current term ending in July 2014.