As the VP of Sustainability and Transportation for the Seattle Kraken and Climate Pledge Arena, Rob’s responsible for making sure fans can safely, easily, and sustainably access the arena. He’s also in charge of making sure the arena meets its goal to be the most sustainable live entertainment venue in the world. After more than a decade working at Washington’s only public transit advocacy organization, Rob served nearly four years on the Seattle City Council.
During his term Rob was chosen to serve on the Sound Transit board where he helped pass more than $50B in funding for expanded light rail and regional transit service. During his time in office he was also chosen to chair the Seattle region’s transportation committee, responsible for distributing hundreds of millions of federal funds to cities, counties and transit agencies throughout the Puget Sound.
A devotee and former student of Donald Shoup at UCLA, Rob eliminated off-street parking requirements throughout Seattle, dramatically expanded TOD projects throughout the region, and led the largest reform of Seattle’s zoning code in 30 years.