Rob Richardson has long been an active leader in his community while safeguarding citizens' money and investments.
In 2008, Rob was asked by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland to serve on the Board of Trustees at the University of Cincinnati, his alma mater. A former engineering and law student, Rob had made a mark at the university when he founded the first collegiate chapter of the NAACP in Southwest Ohio.
Over the next nine years Rob helped UC grow to the second largest university in Ohio, where he eventually became Chair of the Board. Along the way he established the UC Scholars Academy for students in the Cincinnati Public School District, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for student scholarships, led the search for president Dr. Neville Pinto, and founded the 1819 Innovation Hub where students, faculty, and staff collaborate with entrepreneurs, startups, and others in the private sector.
Rob led the university in a fiscally responsible way while also making strategic investments that led to unprecedented growth. The university maintained cash reserves of over $200 million as it grew throughout Rob’s tenure. In 2013 it was ranked as the top educational investment in the nation by PolicyMic.
Currently, Rob is a marketing construction representative while also serving “Of counsel” with the law firm Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, where he specializes in securities litigation. Rob holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a JD, both from the University of Cincinnati.
For more information about Rob's campaign for Ohio Treasurer please visit his website Rob for Ohio.