Dr. Bob has been the Executive Director of Leadership Geauga County since August of 2005, a job that he says allowed him to “Do what he loves and love what he does.” He retired in 2016 after training over 400 adults and 150 youth in leadership skills.
Dr. Bob is one of the few people who can claim to have graduated from Bowling Green State University three times – Bachelors in 1971, Masters in 1974 and Doctorate in 1976. At one time he was the youngest person to earn a Ph. D. at BGSU in the college of Education at age 26. Dr. Bob spent thirty years in public education as a marketing teacher, elementary school principal, middle school principal, high school assistant principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. He was principal of Chardon High School for seven years. His last assignment was as Principal of the Auburn Career Center for 13 years. Since 1998, he has been a member of the Graduate School Faculty at Kent State University.
Dr. Bob loves his community (especially Geauga County) and has served on numerous non-profit boards including University Hospitals National Cancer Advisory Committee, the University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center Leadership Team, Notre Dame Elementary School, Geauga United Way Services, Geauga YMCA, The Geauga iStem School and WomenSafe, and spent eight years as an elected member of the Chardon Local School Board. He is past a President of Chardon Rotary and owns a small consulting firm, F.A.C.T.oS., LTD.
Dr. Bob was one of the nations 76 outstanding leaders recently to receive the Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Award. Dr. Bob is active in the St. Marys Catholic Church has served as a Eucharistic Minister and Extraordinary Minister, and, with his wife Pam, as member of the pre-Baptism and Pre-Cana Teams.
Bob has been elected to public office twice and has participated in or chaired 8 political campaigns.
He loves all sports is an avid reader, camper and grandfather, and has been called a computer “geek.” Dr. Bob has three sons Andrew, a data scientist, Nichaolas, an architect and Jeffrey, a Hollywood producer. He and his wife Pam live in Munson Township and Pine Island Florida depending on the season. Dr. Bob “Loves what he does and does what he loves.”