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John has been a member of The Oaks Country Club for 15 years. Some of his other involvements include serving as President of the Oklahoma Chapter of AGC and a National Director, the Board of Directors for Tulsa YMCA, Tulsa Area United Way, City of Tulsa Building Code Appeals Board, NatureWorks, the Tulsa Boys Home and a Trustee of the Oklahoma Construction Advancement Foundation. Presently John is serving as Monuments Chairman for NatureWorks, a Tulsa non-profit that has developed and given to the City of Tulsa (21) larger than life pieces of original bronze art located in the City’s parks and public spaces. Cowen Construction and John Cowen were also awarded the Business of the Year from the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Some of John’s achievements include being awarded Builder of the Year by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and being inducted in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Building. His projects have won the Build Oklahoma Award for many consecutive years. This award is given to projects representing the “Best of the Best” for Oklahoma.
In his spare time, John enjoys golfing, boating and traveling.
Link is proud to be associated with Leadership Tulsa, he has been the Chairman of the Construction Leadership Council and is a recipient of the Build Oklahoma Award for leading the way on a 35 million dollar LEED Gold medical facility. He enjoys golfing, going to the lake, and spending time with his family.
In his role with the company, Link believes it is most important to keep the firm focused on building lasting relationships that result from providing outstanding service based on a foundation of trust, accurate information, quality construction, open communication and an appropriate amount of creativity throughout the building process.
David is a former partner with KPMG Accounting firm and has served as the CFO of the Cowen Construction Company for 16 years. David is a past president of the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association and is an active member of Financial Executives International. David has been on the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Chapter of the National MS Society twice, once in the late 80’s and then joined the board again in 2001. He has had several tours of duty as Treasurer for the organization and is the immediate past Chairman of the Board. He is currently serving on the Finance Committee.
He is married to Debbie Carder and their favorite hobbies are cooking, collecting wine and SOONER Football.