Welcome Bob Sherman!

Bob Sherman is now retired and has started a program in Two Harbors, Minnesota called Students Inspiring Seniors.  He and others work with students in 8th-12th grades to bring joy and connections to senior citizens in nursing and assisted living facilities. Bob served for many years as Executive Director of Youth Service Bureau, a nonprofit that provides mental and chemical health and family education services for over 28,000 people in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. 

In 2018, Bob received the Youth Intervention Programs Association Outstanding Achievement Award, selected as the sole recipient across Minnesota (see more at  https://yipa.org/membership/youth-intervention-hall-fame/.

In his 44-year career, Bob has practiced energy law, served as Executive Director of Character Education Partnership in Washington, DC, was Dean of the School of Business and Technology at the College of St. Scholastica where he also taught graduate level courses in leadership and ethics, and served as CEO of a publicly-traded energy company.  His career has taken him to 17 countries from Europe to Asia and he worked for four years in the Peoples Republic of China.

Father of five kids and a grandfather of three, a Rotarian since 2002, and member of a mainstream church that welcomes all, Bob has dedicated his remaining years to helping others.

Awards include Distinguished Rotarian (International Service, First Place, Rotary District 5580, 2011).  He helped develop and support a clinic for disabled women and children in Iraq and was part of a Rotary team that funded and built a school for disabled kids in Russia. We brought a disabled girl from that school to Duluth in 2011 and funded surgery to correct severe scoliosis in her back and buy her a new wheelchair.

Bob graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (major in Political Science and minor in Russian Language). He received his law degree from the University of Texas where he served as Articles Editor of the Texas International Law Journal and won the Ernest E. Goldstein award for best article in 1973.