Bob was blessed with a unique 28-year corporate career that touched many aspects of business leadership. This included working for Ford Motor Company where only God could have orchestrated the 16-year path that took him from Database Programmer to Engineering Manager for the Taurus/Sable Product Line. Along the way Bob became a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), earned his Master of Science degree in Engineering Management (Wayne State), became certified in Lean Manufacturing and as Six Sigma Quality Black Belt. After much thought and prayer, Bob made the difficult decision to leave Ford Motor Company, joining NACCO Materials Handling Group where he spent the next six years as Director of Global Product Development Processes, Systems and Operations, and then as the Director of the Americas Warehouse Products Development Center. Prior to joining C12, Bob served as Vice President of Quality, Engineering and Continuous Improvement for TWG, a Dover Company.
Bob is thrilled with the opportunity to bring his passions together as a C12 Chair for metro Jacksonville and northeast Florida! He has always had a passion for leadership and serving his Lord which has given him many opportunities to serve in church leadership capacities (e.g., Deacon, Teacher, Youth Leader, Small Group Leader). Bob also has a passion for workplace leadership, teaching, coaching and mentoring, having developed and delivered many training classes in Project Management, Change Management and Lean implementation. He is a student of Organizational Development theory and tools (including DiSC and Meyers-Briggs personality profiling and Emotional Intelligence/EQ tools) and has also facilitated numerous process improvement and Kaizen events. He has also served as Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University, teaching a Masters-level Project Management course. Because of Bobs broad, hands-on experience with strategic and operational management methods, he has an expansive toolkit from which to draw upon to help businesses achieve their desired results.
Bob and his wife, Sandy, live in St. Johns, Florida with their two youngest sons Jack and Harrison. Their oldest daughter, Brooke, graduated from Auburn University and is now serving with her husband Robert as missionaries to the University of Birmingham campus in Birmingham, England. Their oldest son Trent is attending Valdosta State University in Georgia, majoring in Finance. Bob enjoys time with his family, outdoor activities, tennis, golf, running and walking their Black Lab, Vader, as in Darth.
Vaughan Robison brings over 15 years of leadership, consulting and entrepreneurial experience to his role as a Chairman of the C12 Group of Northeast Florida. As an Army officer, Vaughan commanded a company of soldiers in combat in Baghdad, Iraq and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his leadership. As a consultant, Vaughan was a Principal Consultant at InfoWorks, Inc. establishing their Analytics and Business Intelligence Practice and leading key client relationships with Fortune 500 companies. Vaughan went on to found three successful companies: Mindful Data Science (a data science consulting and staffing organization), Seek Insights (a management and IT consulting firm), and Grace Conservatory (a value-centered dance studio that his wife Kristina owns). Vaughan’s passion is helping businesses from startups to multi-million dollar organizations align with their mission and values in order to improve profits, establish winning cultures, and positively impact their market.
Vaughan has helped companies set strategy that allowed them to outpace their peers in industries including healthcare, manufacturing, higher education, government, nonprofit, and retail. Vaughan has worked with and consulted for the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Altria, Ascension Health, Vanderbilt University, Bridgestone, CDC, Tractor Supply Company, CDI Corporation, NYPD, Bible League International, FBI, and PEPSICO.
Vaughan holds an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. He also holds certifications in project management (Project Management Professional, PMP) and in organizational metrics and analysis (Certified Business Intelligence Professional, CBIP).
Vaughan lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife Kristina and three children: Ivelisse (age 5), Pierce (age 4) and Lark (age 3). He enjoys working on old cars, paddle boarding and pro bono consulting for nonprofits throughout Northeast Florida.
Brett brings a wide range of experience to his C12 Chair role. Early in his career, he served as an accountant in the public and private sectors and held positions in sales and marketing. He then had the opportunity to move into executive leadership, which included serving as the President & CEO of an $8.9 million organization. After a merger, God moved Brett into full-time vocational ministry, where he served in local missions with Sherwood Baptist Church. While serving in this role, Brett also became a chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains. That’s when Brett’s passion for the marketplace and his heart for ministry collided. He would go on to join Marketplace Chaplains in a division director role for over six years, where he was afforded the opportunity to be a part of a C12 group.
Now, God has called him to chair his own groups where he can invest time and energy into helping other Christian business leaders. Brett holds undergraduate (B.S. in Accounting & Business Administration) and graduate (M.S. in Management) degrees from Troy University. Over the past 18 years, he has developed a passion for leadership, organizational effectiveness, organizational health, culture development, and employee engagement. Brett is also a certified biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
Brett lives with his wife, Carol, in Fleming Island and they have two adult daughters. Kayla is completing her B.S. degree in criminal justice and Courtney has recently started a career in banking. Brett and Carol worship at Hibernia Baptist Church where they teach and lead small groups. They also enjoy refinishing and painting furniture together.
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