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Robert Forrester

Bob Forrester has dedicated his career to service to the global philanthropy community. His professional career spans more than 40 years in the management of nonprofit organizations, as the Founder and CEO of Payne, Forrester & Associates, LLC, a leading international firm providing consulting services in the areas of planning, governance, communications, and strategic fundraising, and most recently, as CEO of Newman's Own Foundation and Newman's Own, Inc.

Currently, he serves on a wide range of boards, including the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, The Discovery Center, Safe Water Network, Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, University of Hartford Board of Regents, The Alford Group, as well as Newman's Own Foundation, and Newman's Own, Inc.

As a close personal friend and philanthropic advisor to Paul Newman, Forrester was asked by Newman to serve as the first President of the Newman's Own Foundation. Today, his responsibilities include President and CEO of Newman's Own Foundation and Chairman and CEO of Newman's Own, Inc. In these positions, he considers himself the steward of the philanthropic legacy of Paul Newman and Newman's Own.