A graduate of Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, Rob is a businessman, leader, and entrepreneur in several different industries, including financial services, real estate development and investment, and agribusiness. Currently, he is president and treasurer of Funderburg Farms, Inc. and president & treasurer of K-B Farms, Inc. In addition, chairman of Alpine Bancorporation, Inc. as well as chairman of Alpine Bank. Under Rob’s leadership and guidance, Alpine Bank has become the leading local community bank serving Winnebago, Boone, and DeKalb counties.
Rob’s dedication to our community is not only evident through his professional contributions but also through his community board positions. He has served on numerous boards and continues to serve on many, including the YMCA of Rock River Valley, Rockford Art Museum, Keith School, Belvidere Community School District #100 Foundation for Excellence in Education, Rockford Symphony Orchestra Foundation and Rockford Park District Foundation. A supporter of education, social services, and the arts, Rob is also president and treasurer of The Funderburg Foundation and a founding board member of the Boone County Community Foundation. In addition, Rob was a board member of the United Way of the Rock River Valley where he and his wife, Cathy, chaired the Tocqueville Society for five years.
In 2009, Rob was honored by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce as the Citizen of the Year. In 2010, Rob was awarded the Doctor of Civic Betterment by the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce.