In 2004 Robert was invited to join what was then simply the Pride Committee. Acclaimed as Chair, he saw an opportunity to reinvent the organization, thus Windsor Pride was born. Robert oversaw its legal incorporation and launched the process for eventual charitable registration. He rebranded the organization by directing a new logo and website while standardizing communications, challenged some elements of the planning process, and inspired new thinking which culminated in a higher standard for both the festival and the organization. He introduced best practices and set the organization on the course of providing social programs.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the field of advertising and marketing, he has held key positions with some of the country’s largest advertising agencies and sat on a number of charitable boards. Robert has since changed careers and is now licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada to provide legal services. These days Robert is the owner of United Legal Services of Windsor, where he is focused on doing what he can to promote justice for the disadvantaged.
Today Robert sees an opportunity to grow this festival into a premier event by expanding its appeal. Like David, he believes this can be accomplished through strong partnerships and by enhancing the festival year after year.