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After working on equity and currency trading desks in New York City, Rob entered the planning and economic development field in 1990. His area of expertise includes comprehensive economic development planning, workforce alignment strategies, commercial market analysis and feasibility studies, performance metrics, and economic development organizational management and capacity building. Rob has researched, written and presented on the subjects of renewable and non-renewable energy, the future role of economic development organizations, establishing economic development performance metric systems and real estate market analysis and redevelopment. Rob has also participated in numerous conference panels and presentations and has instructed courses on behalf of IEDC on the topics of Economic Development Strategic Planning and Real Estate Redevelopment.
Rob is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through the IEDC, past Chair of IEDC’s Membership Development Advisory Committee, past Vice-Chair of its Awards in Excellence Task Force, and past board member of the Saratoga Bridges Foundation, an organization that provides funding to support programs and services to developmentally disabled individuals and their families.
Rob represented New York State on the Northeast Economic Developers’ Association (NEDA) Board of Directors and is a past Board member for the NYS Statewide Zone Capital Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and economics from St. Bonaventure University and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Locally, Rob serves on the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation's (SEDC) Board of Governors. Rob also serves on the IEDC Board of Directors, and participates as one of IEDC’s 60+ Economic Development Research Partners (EDRP) nationally. EDRP serves as IEDC’s think tank and supports the publication of relevant papers for the economic development profession.
Rob has two daughters and three sons. When he isn’t driving to and from their baseball and soccer games, he enjoys boating on Lake George and skiing at Gore Mountain.