The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is pleased to announce Bob McKuin of Little Rock has accepted a three-year appointment to our board of directors.
Bob McKuin earned a bachelor of science in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas, graduated first in his class with an MBA from Pace University, and served as an officer on the U.S. Army Signal Corp, including a deployment to Vietnam as a company commander with the 459th Combat Signal Battalion.
McKuin’s business experience includes over 35 years in operations, engineering, and software development leadership positions with communications companies, including 25 years with AT&T. He retired in 2000 after 10 years with Alltel but was quickly recruited to serve as chief operations officer and then CEO of an early-stage technology company in southern California.
“We are delighted to have Bob join our Board. He has long been an advocate and supporter of the Institute and its work. His personal and professional background will be a nice complement to our Board and we look forward to working with him,” said Executive Director/CEO Dr. Marta Loyd.
McKuin continues a long history of service to his community by joining the Institute board. He has served on numerous civic, industry, and church boards including the University of Arkansas at Little Rock History Institute, Little Rock Rotary Club 99, and he as president of the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineers.
McKuin has a long history with the Rockefeller family and Petit Jean Mountain. Originally from Morrilton, McKuin was employed by Winrock Farms for two summers while attending the University of Arkansas on a Winthrop Rockefeller Scholarship. He personally spent time with Winthrop Rockefeller and his family and the Institute is honored to have his unique history and perspective on the board of directors.
McKuin resides in Little Rock with his wife, Mary Ann. They have two sons and two grandchildren.