Bob Plunkett was born in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1962 and grew up in River Hills, Wis. He graduated from University School of Milwaukee in 1980, where he was active in track and field, cross country and the chess club. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in economics in 1984, where he was on the cross-country team and participated in some marathon running. Bob continued his studies at Cornell, where he received his M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management in 1988 while also working with the Old Ezra Investment Club and the hockey team. His work history began in 1988 with Metropolitan Life in New York City in investments. In 1995, he relocated to Stamford with GE Asset Management and in 2016 joined JPMorgan Chase in Fairfield in relationship banking. Bob and his wife Karen live in Darien and have four children, two living nearby, one in college and one in high school. He is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Stamford, served on the board and was vice president of investments on the executive board of the Darien Nature Center. He is a former member of the Noroton Yacht Club and Middlesex Club, and served as tribal chief of the Darien YMCA Guides. For leisure, Bob enjoys travel, reading, investments and hiking. Sponsored by Bryan Hooper.