Kim is a dog lover and mom to two rescues. She is also an avid reader. Kim has been a runner for 40 years who’s done countless races and three marathons, and she's happy that she's taken all of those steps during her lifetime, to travel roads and paths to experience nature as well as city streets up close and personal.
Prior to his current job at Graybar Electric, he worked for Square D Company, Munro Electric, and Rexel as a sales engineer. He is a founding board member of The Empowerment Factory and has been instrumental in the leadership of our team, and the growth of our organization.
Rob has been active in the leadership of number of industry organizations, and for the last 10 years has been very actively serving on several nonprofit boards, spanning healthcare, social entrepreneurship, and the arts.
Rob currently serves on the Boards of Maternova, FirstWorks, Hands In Harmony, and The Empowerment Factory here in Rhode Island. Rob holds a BA (Cum Laude) from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and resides with his wife in Saunderstown, RI.
Yes, I work for Social Enterprise Greenhouse, which is related to Social Entrepreneurs business
What knowledge, skills, or talent do you have that benefit the organization? Or what do you hope to accomplish while being on the Board of TEF?
I have a career in Finance, I worked in investments for 5 years, but I decided to change the path on my career and dedicate my time to help others with my financial knowledge, so I have been specializing my career on Nonprofit financials since I moved to the USA. Also I love to help Spanish communities because I’m Latin and I help them to communicate with TEF.
What made you want to get involved with The Empowerment Factory?
I think that giving kids a sparkle in their life can make a difference. I didn’t have a happy childhood, but I always had these moments with different people that gave me some joy and I’ll always be grateful for that.
What benefits do you get from working with this organization? Or how do you see TEF benefiting the community?
I have great moments of joy, laugh and magic becoming a child again. I think TEF benefits our
community by teaching about making a better world, being healthy and caring about others. Those are values which you have to teach to kids, so they would become great adults.
What do you do in your free time? Hobbies? Sports? Etc.
I love to go hiking with my husband and our dog. We also love to bike and explore the world.
Any other information you would like to share?
Since I moved to the USA, I have always been grateful to know and be surrounded by people like the ones who work for The Empowerment Factory. I’m very lucky to be involved with this organization.