Stuff about Bob
He is a lawyer with a long legal career.
Bob graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1964. He was in the private practice of law in Chicago in the area of labor relations. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Kentucky and the United States Supreme Court.
DePaul University - B.S.C. (1961)
Northwestern University School of Law - J.D. (1964)
Stanford University Graduate School of Business - Executive Program (1984)
Leadership Louisville (1984)
Spalding University - Master of Fine Arts in Writing (2009)
In 1971, Bob moved to Louisville to work as an attorney with Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation. He ultimately became its Vice President & General Counsel and later moved to BATUS Inc., a holding company for B&W, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Fields, Appleton Paper, and Farmers Insurance, where he was Vice President of Law & Corporate Secretary until his retirement in 1990.
In 1993, Bob un-retired and served Mid-America Bancorp as its Executive Vice President & General Counsel, supervising both the Law and Trust Departments. He retired again in 1998.
Bob's Service to the Community
ACLU of Kentucky - Past president and board member.
American Civil Liberties Union (national) - Past board member.
Louisville Tenants Association - Past president and board member.
Congregation Adath Jeshurun - Past president and life member of board.
Central Agency for Jewish Education in Louisville - Past president and board member.
Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc. - Board member, treasurer and co-chair of 2009 capital campaign.
Jewish Education Service of North America (national) - Past treasurer, board member and member of executive committee.
Independent Animal Care & Use Committee of Indiana University Southeast – Board member 2006 – 2013.
Jewish Community Federation of Louisville - Past president and board member.
Renaissance & Renewal Pillar of United Jewish Communities (national).
Jewish Community Relations Commission - Member and Past chairman.
Louisville Free Public Library Association - Past board member.
Louisville Literary Arts - Past board member and past treasurer.
Chair of 2001 and 2002 United Jewish Campaign – Louisville.
Leadership Louisville Foundation - Past board member.
Sarabande Books, Inc. - Past board member.
UJC Resolutions Committee (national).
Legal Aid Society - Past board member.
ACLU Certificate of Appreciation - 1986
In 2007, I received the Jewish Community Federation's Blanche B. Ottenheimer Award presented annually to a Louisvillian whose lifetime achievements reflect a dedication to the pursuit of political reform, civil rights and social justice. "It is the highest honor the Jewish Community of Louisville can bestow and recognizes individuals who have devoted their lives to tikkun olam (the repair of the world), making a real difference in Louisville."