Robert (Bob) Tanner has over 30 years of experience in transportation law and policy at the federal, state and local levels. Bob joined the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) as its Executive Director where he is responsible for day-to-day operations and leading the organization’s strategy of entrepreneurship and collaboration across Ohio. Prior to joining OFRN, Bob served as Vice President of Corporate & Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel for NetJets, Inc., a world leader in private/business aviation. While at NetJets, Bob worked closely with members of Congress and the aviation industry on policy and regulatory matters impacting our national airspace system, including the testing and implementation of NextGen technologies. Prior to NetJets, Bob was General Counsel and Vice President of Government Affairs for the John Glenn International Airport. Bob is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Capital University Law School. He serves on the Ohio Aviation Aerospace Technology Committee (OAATC) and is a Board member for the Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI).