Robert is a 1993 graduate of Leadership WS and currently serves on the boards of WS Business Inc. Piedmont Triad Partnership, Creative Corridors Coalition and the Matthew Gfeller Foundation. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee for Biotechnology in the Piedmont Triad.
Robert Egleston was President & CEO of DataMax Corporation and Foundation from April 2007 until June 2016. The DataMax Foundation has provided W-S and Forsyth County organizations with more than $3.5 million in economic development and education support since its founding in 2007.
Before DataMax, he spent 28 years with three Fortune 500 companies – Ingersoll-Rand, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lowe’s Home Improvement.
While directing community relations for Lowe’s he managed national relationships with United Way, American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity and administered the Lowe’s Charitable Foundation and the Lowe’s Employee Relief Fund.
His past community involvement ranges from co-founding the 30 year-old Santa’s Helper program to the WS Housing Authority, Coliseum & Convention Center Commission and three stints on the United Way campaign cabinet.
Robert earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and has an MBA from Appalachian State University. He and his wife Amy (a 1998 Leadership WS graduate) have two grown children.
Robert Egleston can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 336-723-1002 x204