Houston Veterans Business EXPO

Fri September 22 - Sat September 23, 2023 George R. Brown Convention Center - GRB
Houston, TX 77010 US

2022 EXPO Keynote Speaker


Rob Campbell, USA, Col. (Ret.) 

Army Veteran Turned Author, Leadership Consultant & Veteran Advocate, VBO

Colonel Rob Campbell began a career in the Army as an infantry officer in 1990.  He served in a variety of command and staff positions in a career spanning 27 years.  His culminating assignment was command or CEO of an infantry brigade in the 101st Airborne Division.  He is a veteran of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is decorated with the Combat Infantryman's Badge and three Bronze Star medals and served during recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. ​

Rob has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, a Master of Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War college. 

In 2016, Rob retired and wrote two books, one on leadership and the other on military transition. He founded a leadership coaching and speaking business, Rob Campbell Leadership, helping organizations grow leaders and increase employee engagement.  Rob is a John Maxwell certified executive leadership coach.

Rob also serves as the Executive Director for VETtoCEO, a veteran entrepreneurship program.  In this role he made curriculum improvements, boosted social media presence, and formed strategic partnerships.

Most recently Rob bought a window fashion company, All About Blinds in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Rob enjoys motorcycling, writing, teaching, and public speaking, and is a staunch veteran and military spouse advocate and entrepreneur. He and his wife Leslie, an artist entrepreneur and military spouse reside in Flag Pond, Tennessee.  They have two adult sons: Robbie and Louden. 

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