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About Bob 


  • A person wearing a suit and tie
    Description generated with very high confidenceGraduate of the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. Earned Dean’s Honor List all (5) years



  • Founding Partner of ThenDesign Architecture (tda) located in Downtown Willoughby

  • Currently employs nearly 60 design professionals and support technicians

  • tda is currently ranked the third largest architectural firm in northern Ohio

  • tda is a recipient of the Cleveland Plain Dealer “Top Workplaces” Award, Weatherhead 100 Award, NEO Success Award, NorthCoast 99 Award, Crain’s Cleveland Business Fast 52 Award, 16-time winner of the Lake/Geauga Fast Track 50 Award, and an inductee into the Lakeland Community College Business Hall of Fame



  • City Councilman for 20 years

  • Current Council Vice President

  • Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee

  • Chairman of the Economic Development Committee

  • Member of the Environmental Planning Committee

  • Council representative to the Planning Commission

  • Key participant in two city-wide master plans (Vision 2004 and Vision 2020) and the recent Zoning Code update

  • Former member of the Sign Review Board

  • Former member of the Airport Planning Commission

  • Vice president of the Downtown Willoughby Organization (DTWO)

  • Trustee of the Lake Health Foundation

  • Trustee of the Lake County Development Council (LCDC)

  • Trustee of the Third Federal Foundation

  • Trustee of the Chagrin River Watershed Partners

  • Advisor to the Willoughby-Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce

  • Willoughby Rotary



  • Married to Joanne for 37 years

  • Proud father of Amanda, Emily (Andrew) and Nathan

  • Member of Immaculate Conception Church

  • Willoughby resident for 40 years



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