Robert Gibson

Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff

As executive vice president and chief of staff, Robert Gibson supports the achievement and measurement of the strategic plan and other key initiatives for Volunteers of America. As part of the organization's strategic direction, Gibson provides direct leadership for advancing innovation across the organization as we look for new ways to serve the nation's most vulnerable. This includes the organization's pilot effort "VOA Innovation for Impact." building a culture of innovation, selecting promising concepts, and developing and prototyping execution plans around those concepts. Gibson's team also supports capital development efforts within the organization, including real estate and structured financing products that will support growth opportunities. Prior to his current position, Gibson was senior vice president of housing operations and capital finance within Volunteers of America. Before coming to Volunteers of America, he worked for an international development nonprofit, focusing on community business development and financial products development in southern Africa. Gibson has bachelors and masters degrees in applied economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison.