Bob is from Omaha and is a product of its Jewish community. Bob attended the University of Arizona and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, receiving a BA in Communications and a MA in English. He spent the first part of his professional career in financial services, and it was during this time he became an active volunteer, serving on the JCC, Federation, and boards of other agencies and organizations.
In 2008, Bob joined the staff of the Jewish Federation of Omaha. In 2013, he became the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County in Texas, and in December of 2020, he became the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines. Bob is passionate about uplifting the Jewish community, and inviting in and inspiring all to bring forth their strengths to make a better world.