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Robert Osborne Barker (Bob Barker)

educator , mediator

Robert Osborne Barker, American mediator, retired educator. Certified mediator Florida Supreme Court, certified dispute resolution, Florida, since 1995.


Barker, Robert Osborne was born on June 13, 1932 in Cleveland.


Student, Henry Ford Community College, 1950. Bachelor in Communications Arts and Science, Michigan State University, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, LaSalle University, 1969.

Postgraduate in quality management, University Wisconsin, 1989. Postgraduate in public relations, University Florida, 1996.


With public relations department Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1953. Manager Kaiser Aluminum Company, Chicago, 1956-1958. Advertising manager Bastian Blessing Company, 1958-1959.

Dealer training regional manager Sun Oil Corporation, Michigan, 1959—1971. Manager Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Detroit, 1971-1972. Manager, vice president National Association Manufacturers, Washington, Boston and Detroit, 1972-1987, industry executive & lobbyist.

President, Chief Executive Officer Barker Consultant Inc., 1987-1996. Manager, vice president seminars and materials department American Supplier Institute (division of FoMoCo), 1987-1990. National merchandise/marketing manager Costa del Mar Sunglasses, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1990-1991.

Resort manager Oceanside 99 Condo, 1992-1993, Outrigger Beach Club, Ormond Beach, 1994-1995. Mediator County Mediation Services, since 1995. Legislative chair Associate Florida Healthcare Auxiliaries, Volunteers, 2007—2008.

Federal lobbyist National Association Manufacturers, 1972—1987. Owner Dolphin Beach Club Condo, 1981—2001, board directors, 1991—1999. Adjunct professor public relations, advertising, retailing, sales fundamentals, global and international marketing, quality service management Daytona State College, 1994—2006, Falcon student athlete mentor, since 2003.

FACC member Florida Association CC's. Board member Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach, elected auxiliary president adventist hospital system, 2009—2010, public relations chair, Oceanside Hospital Reflections and Imaging Center. Advisor Junior Achievement, Daytona Beach, 2007—2008.

With High School Football Players Recruiter Michigan State University, 1956—1991. Elec board member Florida Hospital Foundation, 2010.


  • Certified mediator Florida Supreme Court, certified dispute resolution, Florida, since 1995.


Township trustee, Findlay, Ohio, 1962. Lay minister Episcopal church, 1960-1985, vestry, 1981-1989. Member executive board directors Volusia County Republican, 1991-1900.

Board directors American Cancer Society, 1991-1905. Board directors Dearborn Civic Theatre, 1980-1984, Volusia Presidential forum, 1991-1999, Dearborn City Beautiful commissioner emeritus, 1970-1990. Commissioner Ormond Beach Quality of Life, Beautification and Planning boards, 1990-1999, Jazzmatazz executive committee member, Ho-Ho parade executive committee member.

Member advisory council board Habitat Humanity, 1995-1999. Research police officer, Dearborn, 1968-1988. President Dearborn High and Lindbergh Elementary Parent-Teachers Association.

Board directors Building Association Managers, 1991-1995, Community associate Institute, 1993-1997, Volusia County Personnel Board, 1991-1993. Member advisory council board Council of Aging, 1991-1900. Board directors Daytona and Ormond Beach Republican Club, 1991-1999, 2006-2007, heritage member Ormond Memorial Art Museum, 1991-1901, 04-.

Ambassador Daytona International Airport, 1996-1902. Team selection scout Florida Citrus Sports for New Year's Bowl Capital One Football Game and Champ Sports Bowls, Orlando, Florida, since 1995. Member elder voice focus group Genesis Elder Care, 2001.

Assistant publicity director board directors Ormond Senior Games, 1994-1996. Member City of Daytona Beach Community Relations Council, 2006-2009. Member personnel board City of Daytona Beach, since 2006.

Member worship committee & visioning committee St. James Episcopalian Church, Ormond Beach, Florida, 2005-2008. Advisory team United States Census Bureau Enumerator & Finger Printing, 2010. Survivor Quintuple Bypass Open Heart Surgery, 2010.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1949-1958, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, 1951-1954. Member of AARP (assistant state coordinator, driver safety instructor, volunteer), AMD Cancer Institute, GFHE-UF, Gator Club (advocate 2008, director), Premier Health Srs., Florida Hospital Memorial Systems, Michigan State University Spartan Fund, National Football Foundation, Senior Friends of Volusia/Flagler Counties (president 2000-2004), Ormond Beach Chamber of C. (former ambassador, chairman public relations Beautification, JazzMatazz, social committee 1990—2002), Florida Public Relations Society of America (Chicago chapter 1979, member Volusia Puerto Rico chapter since 1994, vice president 1996-1998, board directors), Association Executives, Advertising Federation, Military Officers Association America (life), Michigan State University Football Players Association (life), Navy League of the United States, Michigan State University Alumni (life. Past president 5 alumni clubs), Michigan State Varsity Alumni Club (life), Florida Police Benevolent Association, American Heart Association (board directors Volusia/Flagler since 2002, advocate award since 2008), University Florida Alumni Association Advocate (life.

Gator Club Volusia/ Flagler County, vice president education 1999—2002, outreach vice president since 2007, Gators For Higher Education member since 2008), Florida Sheriffs Assn, Exchange Club, Ormond Shrine Club (president 1994-1995), Shriners (director public relations 1984, provost unit, Fez on Wheels and Veterans unit), American Legion (life), Moose, Masons, Elks, Rotary (president 1987-1988), Delta Tau Delta.