Bob Franko is the Vice President of Development & Marketing at Porter-Starke Services, Inc. in Valparaiso, Ind. He completed his M.B.A. from Purdue University (North Central Campus) in June, 2008. Bob has worked in the mental health industry for over 19 years, starting off a psychiatric technician, and has been at Porter-Starke Services for 14 years. He currently is the board chair of NAMI of Porter County, chair of the Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, as well as a board member of Housing Opportunities, the Ivy Tech Human Services Advisory Board, HealthLinc Quality Assurance Advisory Board and serves on Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas’ Substance Abuse Advisory Council. Bob is a member of the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis, is a volunteer with the Valparaiso Soccer Club, serves as the Treasurer for the Greenfield Creek Property Owner’s Association and is a part-time sportswriter for the Post-Tribune.
Bob lives in Valparaiso with his wife Shannon, and their two children, Jake, 12, and Sydney 8.