2019 Spirit of Life® Honoree -
Giles Bowman, The Home Depot


As Senior Vice-President of Merchandising for The Home Depot, Giles Bowman manages the following categories: Lumber, Building Materials, Plumbing, Electrical, Lighting and Millwork.

Prior to his current assignment, Giles was Senior Vice President of Merchandising responsible for Lawn and Garden, Seasonal Living, Outdoor Power Equipment, Hardware, and Power Tools. He previously held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Merchandising Vice President of Building Materials, Merchandising Vice President of the Eastern Division, Merchandising Vice President of Canada, Vice President of Sales and Service for the Southwest Division, Divisional Merchandise Manager of the Southwest Division, and Millwork Merchant for the Southwest Division.

Prior to joining The Home Depot in 1996, Giles held various merchandising positions in Lumber, Millwork and Hardware with Lowe’s Companies.

Giles has a proven executive management track record and over 32 years of experience driving sales and growth in the home improvement industry.

Giles has served on the Board of Directors for The Home Depot Foundation since 2008 and assumed the position of Chairman of the Board in late 2014. He also served on the Board of Directors for NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity from 2007-2013.

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.