UC San Diego SearchMenu

Bob Neuhard

Executive Director of Operational Strategic Initiatives

Bob Neuhard is a business professional and licensed attorney who has extensive global experience leading mission critical strategic engagements across national and international organizations. He has worked at UC San Diego for 11 years and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Office of Operational Strategic Initiatives which is charged with identifying, responding to, leading, and supporting unique initiatives and opportunities across campus on behalf of the Chancellor and the Chief Financial Officer.  Bob started his UC San Diego career as the Director of Strategic Sourcing, forging the campus strategy and leading highly successful campus and UC System initiatives. Professionally he has served in senior leadership positions at Owens Corning, Fireman’s Fund, First Data, and Apollo where he led strategic global negotiations with governments and corporations in support of new and expanding business lines and was responsible for creating, leading, and transforming service and operational areas at each entity. He specializes in building consensus in highly dynamic situations by developing comprehensive strategies and solutions to the most complicated and novel issues and opportunities. His focus is on strategic leadership and alliances, high impact negotiations, and delivering transformational outcomes. Bob received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Florida.  He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver – Sturm College of Law with emphases on technology law & aviation law, and he served as an Editor for the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy and the Transportation Law Journal.

Bob Neuhard