Elena Bowman provides accounting services and financial oversight to the Kroc Institute. Prior to joining the Kroc Institute, she served as controller at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of South Bend. She previously held financial management positions at the Women's Care Center, Culver Academies, and Price Waterhouse.

Bowman majored in accounting at Indiana University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She earned her CPA certificate while at Price Waterhouse, where she worked in three locations: South Bend, Stuttgart (Germany), and Chicago.