Robert C. Kirkwood

Robert C. Kirkwood graduated from Pomona College and Harvard Law School. After working briefly in New York and Tokyo Bob practiced land use and real estate law in San Francisco. In 1976 he joined Hewlett Packard Company in the Government Relations Department. Bob became Director of Government Affairs in 1981 and retired in 2000 as Director of Government and Education Affairs. He has been interested in planning, conservation and environmental issues since his college days. He was on the People for Open Space Board from 1969 to 1976 and has continued on its advisory committee under its present name-Greenbelt Alliance. In addition to being a member of SPUR, he was the President 1972-1976. He also chaired the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research regional committee. Bob has been on the Board of the California Council For Environmental and Economic Balance since shortly after its inception. In the 1970s he was on the Board of the Planning and Conservation League and is now on the Board of the PCL Foundation. Bob was a founding member of the California Environmental Dialogue. In the 1990s he was on the Board of the California Coastal Conservancy. Currently Bob is on the Board of the Peninsula Open Space Trust and has recently joined the California Advisory Board of the Trust for Public Land. In 1990 he created within HP a K-12 Affairs Department and a University Relations Department. Today his interest in early childhood emotional, social and intellectual development centers on his roles on the Board of Kids In Common. As President of the Bella Vista Foundation, he focuses on his other major interest, environmental restoration. Bob is married to Edie Dorosin Kirkwood. He has three sons and four grandchildren. Edie has three children and six grandchildren.