Bob is in his second stint with the Citizens Research Council, having worked for the organization from 2013 to 2015. He has spent most of his time in state government, having worked in the Office of Health and Human Services – State Budget Office and as Associate Director for the non-partisan Michigan House Fiscal Agency (HFA). He has extensive expertise and has provided non-partisan advice and analysis on state policy and budget matters in areas including corrections, human services, and transportation. Prior to joining HFA, he was a research assistant and project manager from 1994 to 1996 for Public Policy Associates, a Lansing-based policy research and consulting firm. He also served for two years within the Michigan Department of State working on department budget and financial issues.
Bob received his B.S. in Economics from Central Michigan University and his M.A. in Economics from Michigan State University.