Bob Wright

Co-Founder at Autism Speaks, Inc.

Bob Wright

Bob Wright

Co-Founder at Autism Speaks, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Cox Cable Communications, Inc.
Palm Beach Civic Association, Inc.
NBC Universal, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

9820

Primary Location

Palm Beach, FL, United States

Number of Boards

23

Birthday

1943

Age

78

Number of Awards

12

Relationships
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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at New York Presbyterian Hospital

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Executive Vice Chairman at The Hearst Corp.

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Former Vice President of Marketing & Membership at Palm Beach Civic Association, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President & Member of the Board of Directors at Suzanne Wright Foundation

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Regional Chief Executive Officer, Americas-Publicis Media at Publicis Groupe SA

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President & Chief Executive Officer at BBDO Worldwide, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chairman Emeritus at AMC Networks, Inc.

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Chairman-Legal Affairs & Trustee at New York Presbyterian Hospital

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Founder at Hyannis Port Capital, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners LLC

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Former Vice President of Marketing & Membership at Palm Beach Civic Association, Inc.

The Palm Beach Civic Association was founded in 1944 by a handful of civic minded Palm Beachers who wished to preserve, protect and enhance the special qualities of their amazing island. Under the leadership of Joseph F. Gunster, first Civic Association president, and the founder of the first law firm in Palm Beach, and famous Palm Beach architest John Volk, PBCA secretary, the association quickly grew its membership to over 300 members in the first two years.

Education
LLB
Class of 1968

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

BA in History
Class of 1965

The College of the Holy Cross (or Holy Cross) is an undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.

Attendee
Class of 1961

Chaminade High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory high school for young men. Located in Mineola, New York, United States, the school was founded in 1930 by the Society of Mary (Marianists), an international Roman Catholic teaching order of priests and religious Brothers. The school is named after Father William Joseph Chaminade, S.M. (1761–1850), who founded the Marianist order in 1817, and who was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000. The school continues to be operated by the Marianists and is independent of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre. The student body numbers over 1,700 and comes from Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), neighboring New York City, and as far away as New Jersey. The administration and faculty consists of both Marianists and lay men and women.

Career History
Founder & Chairman
2016 - Current

The Suzanne Wright Foundation was established in November 2016, in honor of Suzanne, to drive urgency and action in the fight against pancreatic cancer. The Suzanne Wright Foundation advocates for HARPA, the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency, to drive innovation in biomedical research.

Senior Advisor
2008 - Current

Founded by Thomas H. Lee in 2006, Lee Equity Partners LLC is a private equity firm located in New York City.

Co-Founder
2005 - Current

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Cross MediaWorks, Inc. operates as a holding company, which manages an array of media platforms on both a targeted and measured basis. The firm offers unwired cable networks for media buyers and advertisers. The company was founded by V. Marc Krigsman and Larry Rubin in 2007 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.

Director
Tenure Unconfirmed
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Current

The Palm Beach Civic Association was founded in 1944 by a handful of civic minded Palm Beachers who wished to preserve, protect and enhance the special qualities of their amazing island. Under the leadership of Joseph F. Gunster, first Civic Association president, and the founder of the first law firm in Palm Beach, and famous Palm Beach architest John Volk, PBCA secretary, the association quickly grew its membership to over 300 members in the first two years.

Trustee
Prior

To receive, solicit and administer funds to be applied exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, primarily for the benefit of health care related charitable organizations.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND focuses on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more. With a research staff consisting of some of the world's preeminent minds, RAND has been expanding the boundaries of human knowledge for more than 60 years. As a nonpartisan organization, RAND is widely respected for operating independent of political and commercial pressures. See History and Mission. RAND's tradition of problem-solving continues to this day. Much of this research is carried out on behalf of public and private grantors and clients. Philanthropic dollars help support RAND's Investment in People and Ideas program, our vehicle for funding research inquiries into critical but often underappreciated policy areas and attracting the world's top talent to focus on these challenges. All RAND work—every publication, database, or major briefing—is held to rigorous and sometimes painstaking review processes. Such exacting standards are the foundation of RAND's impeccable reputation throughout the world. See Standards for High Quality Research and Analysis and RAND's Institutional Principles. RAND improves policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. At times, grantors or clients may ask RAND to deliver research without suggesting a specific course of action. At other times, RAND may provide a range of solutions with an analysis of advantages and disadvantages. On certain occasions, RAND may formulate or even support clear-cut policy recommendations. What remains constant is RAND's commitment to public service by communicating its findings to a wide audience. This is accomplished in many ways. They include announcements to media, testimony by experts at RAND (often to the U.S. Congress), and publications, many of which are available free on this Web site. See Newsroom, Congressional Resources, and Reports and Bookstore. RAND in the 21st century continues to address difficult challenges throughout the world. In many ways, RAND's future reflects its past: anticipating emerging issues; establishing new angles of inquiry; and mapping the territory for responses by government, business, and society. Commitment to these high standards will continue to define RAND's work in the years to come.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2019

United Way of Central Oklahoma, Inc. provides funding to programs at non-profit agencies. The firm provides services to local donors, local businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, labor unions, and faith groups to deliver solutions for individuals and families in central Oklahoma. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK.

$5,000 - $25K
2018

The Advertising Council, Inc. promotes public service campaigns. It carries out pro bono ad campaigns on behalf of both government and private organizations. The company campaigns on children's issues, health, community, environment and family matters. The council relies on volunteer efforts from advertising firms. The Advertising Council was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$10K - $25K
2018

The Paley Center for Media, formerly The Museum of Television & Radio (MT&R) and The Museum of Broadcasting, founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, is an American cultural institution dedicated to the discussion of the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

Political Donations
$2,300
2017

Representative at Office of the Representative from Florida's 21st District, Lois Frankel

$2,700
2017

Representative at Office of the Representative from Florida's 21st District, Lois Frankel

$5,400
2016

Vice President at Coastal Construction Group of South Florida, Inc.

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
2008
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Rank #17
2005
Vanity Fair Magazine - New Establishment, Disrupters
2005
Simon Wiesenthal Center - Humanitarian Award
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