Hi, I’m Bob. I live in District 4 with my wife, Carleen and our dog, Sadie and cat, Lucy. We have lived in Williamson County for 20 years. I’m also a proud grandfather of twin grandsons who attend the Williamson County Public Schools. Seven years ago, I retired from my careers as a small business owner and corporate executive. I’ve been active in my community as a volunteer with the Salvation Army of Middle Tennessee and have served on the Advisory Board for over 15 years.
Putting Experience to Work
A Proud Grandfather
I love spending time with my grandsons who also live in District 4. I have been able to watch their educational and social development closely. And I’ve had the privilege of meeting some of their teachers, monitoring their online school program and visiting their classrooms and I have come away very impressed. I am passionate about public schools and about serving all the children in the community. I want to protect and improve the high-quality education of the Williamson County Public Schools.
A Proven Leader
MBA in Finance and a BS in Labor and industrial Relations from Michigan State University
Twenty-six years in Financial and General Management at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a global industry leader in household consumer and health care products.
Last assignment as President of the Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe at Kimberly-Clark.
President, The Americas at BBA Fiberweb, world’s largest producer of polyester and polypropylene fabrics for three years.
Owned and operated a business consulting firm, focusing on leadership development and strategic planning
Owned and operated two fitness centers in Rutherford County.
Advisory Board Member of the Salvation Army of Middle Tennessee for over 15 years serving as past Chair, Treasurer and Red Kettle Bell Ringer.
With Broad Vision & Empathy
I was born in Detroit, Michigan, grew up in Venezuela and Argentina and speak fluent Spanish. I lived and worked in Vienna, Austria as an adult for three years. Having traveled to over 60 countries for business and pleasure, I have become more compassionate, empathetic, and less afraid of differences.
I’ve also worked on and lead very diverse teams in my business career toward the resolution of complex problems in a collaborative manner. I will bring those experiences and skills to the table as a school board member, always keeping in mind what is in the best interests our children, their parents, and the school system.
Protect & Preserve our Public Schools
Public Schools are a foundational element of our democracy. They offer opportunity to all children regardless of socio-economic class, race, or gender to receive an education that prepares them to become productive citizens in a very complex world. A public school system allows children to change their birth circumstances and achieve their dreams, whatever they may be.
We have been very fortunate to enjoy a high-quality of education in Williamson County public schools. I will endeavor to protect and preserve our excellent schools by advocating for adequate funding to support the needs of our children and teachers and to meet the unprecedented growth we are experiencing in our county.
Champion WCS Teachers & Staff
Our teachers and support staff are trusted professionals who deserve our support and encouragement. They chose this career because they value educating and caring for children. We need to ensure that they are compensated adequately and are treated with the respect they deserve.
As a School Board member, I will always champion our teachers and support staff. I believe they play a most critical role in the development of our children, both intellectually and socially. They are the education experts.
Support Inclusivity and Diversity
All our children deserve a learning environment where they feel valued, respected, and safe. Then and only then will they be able to maximize their potential.
As a School Board member, I will ensure that policies are in place to protect our children, that our community’s diversity is reflected throughout the school system and our programs and curriculum are inclusive.