Robert H. (Bob) Forrester is president and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation, and chairman and CEO of Newman’s Own, Inc. He was a close, personal friend and philanthropic advisor to actor Paul Newman, who founded the company and foundation.
Prior to Newman’s Own, Forrester was 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.
Forrester, a University of Hartford alumnus, served as a U.S. Army Captain in Vietnam.