Robert (Bob) Farley
For more than 25 years, economic development expert Bob Farley has worked closely with private-sector firms, sharing his knowledge and experience in business development strategy and expansion into new markets. That expertise, combined with his years of service in government, has given him an inimitable perspective on partnering public and private entities.
Bob’s development skills were honed as a senior vice president for a Fort Worth development firm – one of the largest real estate developers in the country. He was in charge of oversight of the firm’s pre-development consulting services both domestically and internationally. He also advised both government agencies and public and private interests. Bob was previously a national practice leader for a large professional services networks and a partner in a private-sector consulting firm.
In government, Bob served as a specialist in economic development for a governor and later as a deputy director of the state’s Department of Commerce. He also led a 14-county public-private regional economic development organization and served as a board member of the International Economic Development Council.
Bob is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Syracuse University and holds a Master of Public Affairs degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin.