Robert A. Mandell


Ambassador Robert “Bobby” Mandell is a retired U.S. Ambassador and real estate developer. Bobby served as U.S. Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from 2011 to 2015. Prior to being nominated by President Obama, he served as chairman and CEO of Greater Properties Inc., a real estate development company in Orlando. Bobby also served as the chairman and CEO of The Greater Construction Corp. from 1998 until 2005, and as member of President Obama’s Export Council from 2010 to 2011.

Bobby is a member of the advisory board of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, as well as a cabinet member at the Wilson Center. Bobby previously served as the capital campaign co-chair for UCP of Central Florida’s East Orange Bailes Campus. Under his guidance and leadership, UCP raised more than $6.5 million toward a new facility where more than 350 children, including those with disabilities, would receive support, education, and therapy all in one place. He also chaired the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority and the Environmental Regulation Commission of Florida.

Bobby is a graduate of the University of Florida and its law school, and a graduate of the OPM Executive Program at Harvard Business School.