Bob, a Certified Public Accountant, is a tax partner with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and is active on the firm’s local philanthropic giving committee. At EY, Bob provides tax advice and compliance services to investment funds and their Principals. He was previously a mutual fund tax director with Dean Witter. Bob received his bachelor’s in accounting and master’s in finance from New York University.
“Bob brings more than 35 years of tax and accounting expertise, and nearly two decades of local and national advocacy work to Clarke’s Board,” said Bruce Skyer, president and CEO of Clarke. “In addition to supporting Clarke for years, Bob and his family have worked diligently to increase awareness of listening and spoken language options for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. We’re pleased to have Bob share his expertise with the Board and know our organization and the broader field will benefit from his leadership.”
Bob is committed to advocating for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. His son Jeremy is a former Clarke student who now attends Emory University.
“I am honored to be asked to serve Clarke and its constituents,” said Bob. “My wife Lori and I have seen the difference Clarke made in the life of not just our son Jeremy who has a hearing loss, but in our whole family. We would be in a different place today if it wasn’t for Clarke. I look forward to using my business acumen and experience in the listening and spoken language world to help Clarke in any way possible.”
Bob attributes his son’s success to Clarke and says, “Jeremy would not be in the position he is today without his start at Clarke. He has surpassed goal after goal and was awarded the Sam Berns Courage Award for Peer Leadership in high school. The award honors and exemplifies Jeremy’s perseverance, positivity and determination. Joining the Board is one way I can help make Clarke’s expertise more accessible to children and families.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Bob to Clarke’s Board,” said Megan Cohen, co-chair of Clarke’s Board of Trustees. “His track record as a volunteer, donor and LSL advocate is exceptional, especially in the Boston area.”
“We’re grateful for Bob’s continued investment in Clarke’s mission and know that his leadership will help us continue to build toward sustainable growth,” said Michael Straubel, co-chair of Clarke’s Board of Trustees. “As a fellow parent of a Clarke alum, I look forward to seeing Bob leverage all facets of his personal and professional experience in support of Clarke’s mission.”