Bob Kettle has been Executive Director of the Connecticut Appleseed Center since February 1, 2004. Previously, Bob was a communications and government relations professional who managed Texaco’s external relations in an environmental performance context. In addition to primary responsibility for driving environmental performance improvement and communicating that success, Bob’s various roles at Texaco included public policy advocacy and lobbying support at both the state and federal level. Prior to joining Texaco in 1981, Bob was an environmental land use planner in the Office of Colorado Governor Richard Lamm. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Harvard College and Master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Connecticut.