Serving as SCED’s Chief Executive Officer since 1990, Bob is also president of California Finance Corporation and serves of the board of directors of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Management at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), and has 35 years of experience in agricultural, commercial and economic development lending.
Bob’s community involvement includes Redding Sunrise Rotary and the boards of directors of Bella Vista Water District and Shasta County Farm Bureau. He also serves on advisory committees for Agriculture and Natural Resources at Shasta Community College and Shasta Union High School District.
As a business owner himself, Bob is well acquainted with the economic ups and downs of a rural economy. He has been involved in production agriculture as an owner-operator since 1972 and has operated the Nash family ranch since 1985. Bob and wife, Mary, have three children, all of whom play their own part in the family business. When there is time, Bob enjoys hunting, snow skiing and restoring antique machinery.