Robb Knuepfer, Trustee Emeritus
Robb served as a Rotary International Director from 2017 to 2019. He joined the Rotary Club of Chicago in 1982, served as Centennial President of Rotary/One in 2005, and then served as District Governor in 2010-2011.
Robb began his legal career as a federal prosecutor in Chicago, and then served as senior partner of the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie. While working in Budapest, Hungary for the firm, he founded the Budapest City Rotary Club, one of the first clubs behind the former “Iron Curtain.”
Robb has served on committees of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, as well as the Council on Legislation. Robb and Nancy are Major Donors and Benefactors to The Rotary Foundation.
He also served for 15 years as Chair of the Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation, which has restored the Harris residence known as “Comely Bank” in Chicago. Robb has raised more than $2 million for the Harris’ Home Foundation.
Robb has served on the boards of the Adler Planetarium, Metropolitan Family Services, Executives Club, LeaderShape Foundation, and Boy Scouts of America, to name a few.
Robb earned a BA from Denison University, and JD and MBA degrees from Northwestern University.
Robb is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and is an Associate Pastor at Union Church of Hinsdale, Illinois. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Chicago Theological Seminary.
Robb and Nancy reside in Burr Ridge, Illinois, and have four children, and eleven grandchildren.