Bob Goodwin and his wife, Judy, have lived in the Village since 1976 and raised their four daughters here. Bob has been an MSI soccer coach, a member of the Blessed Sacrament Parish Council, and an active volunteer in activities related to his daughters' schools. He grew up on the DC side of Chevy Chase and attended Blessed Sacrament grade school and Gonzaga High School. Bob received his B.A. degree from Fordham University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He served as a community development Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand prior to law school.
Bob is familiar with the Board process and procedures from his work in the 1980s on the Village Traffic Committee and as the organizer and Chair of the East Bradley Lane Traffic Committee where he led the successful ten year fight for traffic controls on Bradley Lane. He also is currently serving as a member of the Village Traffic Committee.
Bob believes that the Village has been exceptionally well governed and desires to see the traditions of its consultative approach to government continue while also looking for opportunities to improve Village procedures.
Bob's skills at working effectively with others to solve issues have been amply demonstrated in the various roles he has had over his professional career. In the Federal Government he rose from an entry level GS 9 to the Senior Executive Service in six years. In private law practice, Bob was a partner in a large firm and then was co-founder of a successful ten person international law firm. In business Bob served as an executive officer and director of a NASDAQ listed company with over 1,000 employees, managing operations and legal affairs.
Finally, in his current career in academia he serves as Acting Dean of the Graduate School of University of Maryland University College where he is responsible for management of 106 employees and approximately 1,000 faculty providing education to over 14,000 students in the Graduate School. In all of these roles Bob has been known for his leadership and as a consensus builder and innovative thinker.
Bob also serves currently on the board of the Ice Mountain home owners association in West Virginia where he and Judy have a cabin and on the board of the Maryland China Business Council.
Bob is looking forward to working to help keep the Village the fine community that it is. He believes that he possesses the personal qualities of integrity, reliability, listening skills and thoughtfulness to be a good addition to the Board.