Robert H. (Bob) Forrester is President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation, Chairman and CEO of Newman’s Own, Inc, and U.S. Army Captain who served in Vietnam. He was a close, personal friend and philanthropic advisor to actor Paul Newman, who founded the company and foundation. As President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation, Forrester has overseen the philanthropic giving to over 20 different non-profits that focus on Veterans and their families.
Prior to Newman’s Own, Forrester was the founder, chairman, and CEO of Payne, Forrester & Associates, LLC, an international consulting group providing services to nonprofits. He also has served in senior management positions at the University of Hartford and New York University. Over the course of his career, he has spent 43 years working with nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He also serves on numerous boards.