Rob serves as the director of Global Citizenship for The Dow Chemical Company. In this role, Rob is responsible for corporate engagement with stakeholders at the global, regional and local levels to ground business decisions in sustainability and citizenship principles while utilizing Dow’s capabilities and resources to meet societal expectations.
As president and executive director of The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, Rob works closely with Dow’s Foundation Board of Directors to provide strategic direction on the Company’s philanthropic priorities around the Dow world. He also manages operations and implementation of the Foundation’s yearly charitable contributions.
In addition, Rob serves as North America Site Public Affairs director for Dow and manages a team responsible for public affairs strategies and programs at Dow's 50 sites in North America.
During his 28 years at Dow, Rob has held several leadership positions including Public Affairs director for North America sites and Michigan Operations, director of Corporate Communications and Global Communications leader for Dow’s Building & Construction business. Prior to joining Public Affairs, Rob held a variety of positions in Sales, Marketing Research and Marketing.
Rob earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and a master’s degree in business administration from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Rob currently serves on the Chemical Educational Foundation board of directors and is a former board member for United Way of Midland County, Delta College Foundation and Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance.