Bob Marcusse joined the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) in 1991 as president and chief executive officer. During his tenure, KCADC along with its state and local partners have attracted companies that have created over 30,000 new jobs and $4.0 billion in capital investment to the 18-county, bi-state Kansas City region.
Bob has an extensive background in domestic and international corporate attraction, business growth and retention, and regional marketing. He has spearheaded major growth initiatives in the region such as the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, KC Animal Health Corridor and KC SmartPort and the Trade Data Exchange.
Bob’s community involvement extends well beyond his role at KCADC. Bob serves on the Executive Committees of KC SmartPort and Missouri BIO. He is a member of the University of Kansas Edwards Campus Advisory Board, Rockhurst University School of Business Advisory Board and University of Missouri Economic Development Cabinet. He is immediate past Chairman of the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute.
Bob has also held leadership positions with the Columbus (OH) Area Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Council for the Peoria area, Battle Creek (MI) Unlimited, and the Inland Port Authority of South Central Michigan and Foreign Trade Zone #43.
Bob graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his Master of Science from Purdue University.