Jill McGowan is the founder and owner of the apparel company, Jill McGowan, Inc.
While working as a pattern maker in the men's apparel industry early in her career, Jill recognized the need to improve the quality and standards of women's apparel.
She started her company in 1994 and sold to four stores in New England. Today, the brand is available in specialty stores throughout the United States and her flagship Jill McGowan retail store at 56 Main St. in Freeport, Maine.
She enjoys the summer months kayaking, swimming and camping and playing hockey sustains her throughout the long Maine winters.
She lives in Falmouth with her husband and son.