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Bob Ross Vice-Chair, Independent Trustee

Robert J. Ross currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation. The Foundation was founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982. He previously was employed as an Attorney with the Oklahoma City law firm McAfee & Taft.  He is a graduate of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School and Washington and Lee University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He received his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma. 

Ross was appointed to the Board of Regents for The University of Oklahoma by Governor Kevin Stitt in March 2022 and is a member of the following Board of Directors: Colorado College, Freedom Center of Oklahoma City, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma City Airport Trust (Independent Trustee), Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, Oklahoma Public School Resource Center, and Oklahoma State Fair. He is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Bob has received the following awards: 2011 Plaza District Association’s “Urban Pioneer Award,” 2012 OKC Beautiful “Mayor’s Award for Distinguished Service,” 2013 Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits’ Visionary Impact Award, 2015 United Way of Central Oklahoma’s John Rex Community Builder Award, 2018 YMCA Service to the Youth Award, and the 2019 OKC Friday’s “OKCityan of the Year.”

Bob is married to Heather Ross and has a daughter, Lilly, and a son, Frank.