William B. Cowen was appointed Regional Director of the Los Angeles Regional Office (Region 21) in 2016. Mr. Cowen began his NLRB career in 1979 and served in various capacities throughout the Agency at both Headquarters and in the field until he left to enter private practice in 1985. Mr. Cowen was later appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a Board Member from January 22, 2002 to November 22, 2002. He then acted as Executive Assistant (Chief of Staff) to NLRB Chairman Robert J. Battista. From 2006-2011, Mr. Cowen has served as the Board’s Solicitor.
Mr. Cowen holds a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, and his J.D. degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - Cleveland State University.