Robert Haynes brings 20 years of experience in the private and public sector, serving small businesses, large corporations, and non-profit organizations. He has served in government on the local, state, and federal levels, most recently as Executive Director of the Business Division for the Secretary of State. Haynes also served state government, administering/monitoring federal grants and Louisville Metro Government for a decade in community relations and as Chief of Staff for the Metro Council President.
He has lived in four other states including Florida, Louisiana, Colorado, and Hawaii working with businesses. He has served numerous non-profit organizations including Volunteers of America, Kentucky YMCA, American Red Cross, and is on the Host Committee for the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. He has also assisted numerous veterans’ organizations and is the proud son of a Purple Heart Veteran from the Vietnam War, and the grandson of a veteran who served in World War II.