Alumni Q&A: Bowe Butler `05
Bowe Butler spends his days at Benefitfocus making sure the client is happy. As a delivery manager, he is involved with account project management that is client facing. His background is in ministry, working with nonprofits and groups such as Campus Outreach. Most recently he worked at Summit Church in North Carolina. But he felt a tug to get back out in the marketplace, working with all kinds of people. One of his favorite things to do is invest in young believers.
Q. What are some of the skills you learned at CSU that have benefited you the most in your career?
Marketing and business law are things I still remember and use. The most effective project managers are good at teamwork, working with people. They are problem solvers, strategic thinkers and minimize problems. A lot of these skills I learned playing football, where it’s your job to help someone else.
I became a Christian in college and through discipleship I learned what makes people tick, what drives people. Tech skills are important, but if you don’t have people to bring the tech people together, you’re not successful.
Q. What do you think are the contributors to your success?
One of my advantages is I’ve had so much experience working with people, building and leading teams and pulling together strong minded people. I probably wouldn’t have gotten this job except for my background in helping pull together people who aren’t working well together. I am learning the tech things. It’s my job to make things work.