Bob Rackleff of Tallahassee, Florida, is a returning member of the Board of Directors, a founder of the Pipeline Safety Trust, and an advocate for pipeline safety since the early 1990s. He left the board in 2012 to serve as an Obama Administration speechwriter at the Export-Import Bank, the Department of Energy. He was a three-term Leon County (FL) Commissioner, 1998-2010.
Earlier, he was a a speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter, Senator Edmund Muskie, Secretary of the Treasury Michael Blumenthal, Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall. For over three decades Bob was a corporate executive, consultant, and speechwriter for major corporations and foundations.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1963 and saw active duty from 1965 to 1967. He is a retired Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Intelligence Reserve. Bob received a B.A. and M.A., and pursued doctoral studies in History at Florida State University