Erin McGowan – General Counsel & Managing Director, Participant Services

Erin McGowan first came to the Houston Marathon Committee in October of 2006. Currently she is responsible for managing legal affairs for the Houston Marathon, recruiting and logistics for the Chevron Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half Marathon elite athlete programs and overseeing participant services for the events. She annually travels to both the Chicago and London Marathons to work with their elite athlete programs.

Previously, McGowan was Director, Legal Affairs and Elite Athlete Program, from 2011 – 2016 and manager, registration from 2006-2011 during which time she managed the participant data, race technology and website. Prior to working for the HMC, McGowan worked for the law firm of Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia.

McGowan graduated from the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis on history and Spanish in 2005. She received her JD degree from the South Texas College of Law in 2011. She played Division I field hockey while at the University of Richmond.  Erin has completed numerous marathons and triathlons, including the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Texas.