Chief Executive Officer, Bob Baird, IGP, CRM, PMP
Prior to assuming his current role as CEO for ARMA International in July of 2015, Bob Baird most served as the chief information officer of United Educators, a member-owned insurance company that provides liability coverage and risk management services to more than 1,200 U.S. non-profit colleges, universities, and independent and public K-12 schools. Promoted to CIO, Baird had authority over a 31-person staff, a $2.3 million budget and enterprise-wide IT operations. He joined United Educators in 2004 as director/assistant vice president of risk management and later served as assistant vice president of IT.
Baird also had a 20-year career with the U.S. Navy, where his extensive record of service included a role as a comptroller for the submarine force in the Navy’s Pacific Fleet and as the CFO for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, the largest acquisition program in the history of the Department of Defense.
Baird holds a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University and a master’s of science degree from The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. He also has earned a graduate certificate in knowledge management from George Washington University, an executive MBA certificate from the University of Virginia and certification as an Information Governance Professional, a Certified Records Manager, a Project Management Professional and as an Associate Business Continuity Planner.