Bob Street describes his long term vision for Canine Companions for Independence as a three legged stool: the placement of one thousand teams annually; financial autonomy through substantial endowment growth; and a sustained quality in Canine Companions’ superb training, follow up support and community service.
Bob became involved with the organization in 2000 after meeting Yonkers, a friend’s Canine Companions hearing dog, and witnessing first hand the dog’s amazing capabilities. He joined the Southwest Region board of directors in 2000, and a year later, was invited to the national board. During his tenure, Bob has assisted in puppy training functions, helped with release dog placement and team placement, and worked tirelessly to promote and fundraise for the organization in the Colorado region.
Over the course of his professional career, Bob has served as a principal in investment and commercial banking. Additionally, he has been owner and principal in a Houston facility founded to care for children with severe developmental disabilities. Currently, Bob is engaged in antennae placement for broadcast and cellular companies, internet service companies, and federal, state and local governmental agencies.
In addition to his work on behalf of Canine Companions, Bob is a member and chair of the board of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra and a current member of the El Paso County Search & Rescue, a first responder mountain rescue team serving the Pikes Peak region.
Commissioned as an officer, Bob trained in Airborne and Ranger capacities, and served as an Adjutant for the U.S. Military Advisory Group, Korea. His educational background includes degrees from Washington and Lee University, post-graduate studies at Columbia, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.