For the past 15 years, Rob Dugger has been a managing partner and director of the Washington office of Tudor Investment Corporation, a global asset management company responsible for approximately $18 billion of investor funds.
Mr. Dugger is an expert on government policy assessment and the effects of policy on domestic and global markets and financial institutions.
Prior to Tudor, he served as Policy Director at the American Bankers Association, where he facilitated a panel of bank officials in developing a plan that became the RTC and the solution to the U.S. Savings & Loan problem.
Rob began his career at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in the early 1970s — and served as a senior staff member of both the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee in the 1980s.
Mr. Dugger's philanthropic commitments are in two areas — investing early in the lives of American children, and wildlife conservation in Africa. In the United States, Rob is a founder of the Partnership for America’s Economic Success, chairman of the Invest in Kids Working Group — and a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development.
All projects are focused on ascertaining and communicating the economic growth and job creation value of investing early in the lives of children. Information about the Partnership for America’s Economic Success can be found at www.PartnershipforSuccess.org.
In his home state of Virginia, Mr. Dugger is a member of Governor Kaine’s Strong Start Pre-Kindergarten Council, served as co-chair of Governor Warner’s Virginia Early Learning Council — and is a founding board member of the Alexandria Community Trust.
In Africa, Mr. Dugger is board chairman of Grumeti Reserves Ltd, a Tanzanian eco-tourism company organized to preserve the Wildebeest migration route in a 450,000 acre game reserve adjacent to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Rob is also vice chairman of its NGO affiliate, the Grumeti Community and Conservation Fund.
Rob is also a board member of the Democracy Alliance, a partnership of business and philanthropic leaders committed to strengthening progressive policy infrastructure and leadership in the United States.
In addition, Rob is also a member of the board of directors of Generations United, an association of the heads of the nation’s top children and senior citizen advocacy groups.
Rob received his BA from Davidson College — and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Federal Reserve Dissertation Fellowship.