Steve Bowser

President

Throughout the years, Steve has built deep relationships with many customers. Chances are good that when you call you will get to talk with Steve. His passion is helping customers like you find the right products to serve the needs of your target audience.

Steve is the son of the late William D. Bowser who was our president for many years. He has been an instrumental part of the executive team for 47 years. He graduated from Anderson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975.

Steve and his wife Carla attend Madison Park Church of God and he also serves on the Madison County Youth Serving Christ Board. Their son Colin is a student at Regent University.

What does Steve love to do in his spare time? Well, one word – sports. He is an avid sports fan and he and his wife enjoy cheering for the Indianapolis Colts where they are season ticket holders. Steve is also a fixture every year at the Indianapolis 500.

Johnathon Curless

Chief Operating Officer/Secretary Treasurer

Johnathon is the great grandson of William H. Bowser and the grandson of President and co-owner William D. Bowser. Johnathon graduated from Anderson University in 1998 with a BA in Business Management and Marketing.

Over the years, Johnathon has worn many hats at the Bright Corporation. Early on, he was part of the production staff. Then, he moved on to become Warehouse Manager and Payroll Director. Today, he holds the position of Chief Operating Officer/Secretary Treasurer.

Johnathon lives in the Indianapolis area with his wife Amy and their two children: Lily and Andrew. He loves spending time with his family and being outside. He is an avid sports fan, particularly Indiana University Basketball.

Johnathon and his family are active in the Crossing Church in Indianapolis. Over the years, he has enjoyed working with the youth at the church and coaching junior high boys’ basketball for the local school system.

Mark Bowser

Vice President

Mark is the grandson of William Bowser, Sr. and the son of Ed Bowser. Mark worked at the company during his high school and college years learning all aspects of running a successful company. After college, he joined the firm as one of their executives.

Mark has traveled for many years as one of the United States top Sales, Customer Service, and Leadership speakers. Over the years, Mark has presented thousands of seminars including to organizations such as Southwest Airlines, Ford Motor Company, FedEx Logistics, Sony Music, the United States Air Force, Princeton University, Purdue University, and many more.

Mark is the author of several books including Jesus, Take the Wheel, Nehemiah on Leadership, Some Gave It All with Danny Lane (endorsed by Chuck Norris), and Sales Success in which he wrote with motivational greats Zig Ziglar, Tom Hopkins, and Scott McKain. Listen to Mark tell some of the best untold stories of history on his podcast, Let Me Tell You a Story!

Mark, his wife Sarah and three children live in the Cincinnati area.

Debbie Apple

Creative Director

When it comes to the beauty and inspiration of Bright Corporation, Wraps of Remembrance, and Bright House Publishers products, Debbie Apple’s fingerprint are present everywhere. Debbie has over thirty years of experience in Graphic Design & Illustration. She owned her own successful business for seven years before Bright convinced her to joining our team. We are so glad we did. She has been a part of the Bright leadership and creative team ever since – and that was over twenty years ago. We are stronger because of her.

In her spare time, Debbie enjoys painting, reading, finding unique antiques, the five-string banjo, and of course spending time with her family.

Maxwell White

IT Director

Maxwell is a self-taught website developer and technology support consultant. You can find work on his website and GitHub profile.

Over the course of the last six years, he's led website redesigns, usability testing, disaster planning, product maintenance, and plug-in assisted language translation. Being naturally curious, Maxwell loves working with teams to understand where they are, where they want to be, what tools work, what don’t, and creating tailor-made technical solutions to help advance his clients’ mission. Some of the organizations Maxwell has supported include Bright Corp., Civic Hall, NYU, and Public Sentiment.

In his free time he runs a small treasure trove of add-ons for popular macOS apps called Pacmax, is learning 3D scanning and creating augmented reality experiences. He is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.