A graduate of Evanston Township High School (ETHS) and Loyola University, Bob owns Reece Insurance and Financial Services Co. in Evanston and spent much of his career in sales for Fortune 500 companies prior to starting his own company. Today, Reece Insurance and Financial Services offers a wide range of insurance products for individuals and businesses.
He was the first African American to serve as president of the Board of Directors of the McGaw YMCA, was co-chair of the McGaw YMCA 125th anniversary celebration and also co-chaired “Unforgettable,” a celebration of Evanston’s Emerson Street YMCA, which served the African-American community from 1909 to 1969. Bob has been involved with the Fellowship of Afro-American Men (FAAM) youth basketball league for nearly 40 years, the Chessman Club that provides service to the youth and elderly. He also works with the Evanston Community Foundation that supports local organizations to achieve their missions to accelerate change through the power of philanthropy.