Bob Geolas, Partner, HR&A Advisors, is a nationally-recognized leader in the development of innovation districts, university campuses, and research parks. With more than 20 years’ experience working with academia, government and private industry, Bob has a proven track record of leveraging world-class education, research and business activities for the greatest public good.
Prior to joining HR&A, Bob served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina, the steward organization for the Research Triangle Park, where he coordinated initiatives and efforts surrounding its redevelopment. Previously, Bob helped to create one of the country’s most successful public-private research and development campuses as Executive Director of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.
Bob has received several awards for his work to further the missions of institutions, including the Vision Award from the International Association of University Research Parks, Alumni of the Year Award from North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Science, and the Triangle Top 20 CEO of the Year Award from the Triangle Business Journal.