M. Barry McGowen

Barry McGowen – Director of Safety and Maintenance

Born in Tallahassee Florida and a diehard Florida state Seminole fan, Barry was raised in Northwest Arkansas and is one of seven children. He graduated from The University of Arkansas with a degree in Human Resources.

A Veteran of the Army National Guard, serving from 1989-1995, where he also received his CDL experience, he started his trucking carrier with USA Trucking, working in the Human Resources and risk management department. Barry joined Christenson in 1999 at the start of his truck line, working in the areas of Safety, Human Resources, Maintenance and Risk Management.

He enjoys all kinds of sports, outdoor actives, including golf, fishing, riding motorcycles, working on his car collection and spending time with his wife Suzanne and their daughter Elsa. Arkansas is his home away from home, where his family gathers for meals, entertainment and holidays. He has a vast collection of memorabilia in his office he loves to show and tell stories about.