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Bob joins C12 as Area Chair for Minneapolis with a distinguished background in executive business leadership, community service and family commitment. After serving as a Naval Officer with service in Vietnam, Bob began his business career as a CPA and eventually as a Partner with an international public accounting firm. Bob practiced with this international firm in Minnesota, Caracas, Venezuela and Texas. Subsequently, Bob joined prominent, privately held oil & gas company, then in 1986 began a career as President or CEO of several large, international organizations including sports products, consumer products, marine manufacturing, printing and light equipment manufacturing companies. This work experience includes operating public companies as well as purchasing and selling companies. Several of these company groups were restructured in strategic ways and then, when profit was improved or achieved, sold at a premium.
Bob has witnessed first hand the differences in running organizations with and without a God centered focus and therefore brings a wise, realistic and grounded perspective. As a C12 chair, Bob dedicates his gifts and experiences as a resource for business leaders. Together they learn and share the purpose and principles of organizational health and growth, pursue corporate excellence, and integrate their business, personal and spiritual lives.
Bob’s service to the community includes creating a business and philanthropic vehicle to tutor Twin Cities’ public school children in reading and math. He serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, including 28 years on the Board of the largest private substance abuse treatment foundation in the country. Bob is a member of Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota and received his BSB degree from the University of Minnesota. Bob and his wife Cindi have lived in the Twin Cities for 23 years and have been blessed with two boys, their wives and 7 grandchildren.
|Meeting Type:||C12 Group|
|Meeting time:||9 AM - 4 PM on the fluctuating Thursdays of every month|
|Location:||Hazeltine National Golf Club, 1900 Hazeltine Boulevard, Chaska, MN 55318|
Brad Thompson, Columbia Forest Products
Member since 2005
Barry Utesch, Total Computer Solutions
Member since 2004
Jeff Burkett, Advanced Direct
Member since 2002