Bob Ross

Robert J. Ross

Robert J. Ross currently serves as president, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Inasmuch Foundation and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

The foundations were founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982. Ross was previously 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 B.S. in Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Ross is a member of the following board of directors: Colorado College, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma Public School Resource Center, Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma Watch, John W. Rex Elementary School, OU College of Law Board of Visitors, OU Foundation, Roff Oil & Gas, State Board of Career and Technology Education, State Board of Education, Sunbeam Family Services, Teach for America-Oklahoma City and Westminster School. He is also a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and was presented with the 2011 Plaza District Association’s “Urban Pioneer Award” and the 2012 OKC Beautiful “Mayor’s Award for Distinguished Service.” In 2013, Bob was awarded the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits' Visionary Impact Award. In 2015, Bob was the recipient of the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s John Rex Community Builder Award.

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