Board Member Profile: Robert Reichenbach
Bob Reichenbach initially became involved with MSAA in 2003, when he and his wife, Diane, participated in their first TransMontana snowmobile ride. TransMontana is a charity snowmobile ride organized every January by MSAA Northwest Regional Director Sue Pencoske. The ride takes place in Montana across 500 miles – starting at the Canadian border near Eureka, and continuing down to West Yellowstone.
While taking part in these TransMontana snowmobile rides, Bob came to understand the valuable work that MSAA performs in the multiple sclerosis community. Bob explains, "During these fundraising rides, I met numerous people involved with MSAA, one of whom was MSAA President and CEO Doug Franklin. While on my first ride, Doug took the time to help me fine-tune my snowmobiling skills."
Bob continues, "We had many conversations over the years while taking breaks from riding the mountain trails. Doug would often talk about his work and his goals at MSAA, as well as the mission of the organization; he really painted a true picture of how MSAA helps improve the quality of life for people affected by MS."
Bob also spent time with Sue (ride organizer and regional director) as well as former MSAA Board Chairman and present member, Joe King. He felt a strong connection to MSAA and the value that it has as an organization.
As a relatively new member of MSAA's Board of Directors, Bob hopes he can help MSAA to further develop and implement its programs. He notes, "One of my goals as a Board member is to assist with MSAA's financial growth. The MS community has a strong need for the services MSAA provides, and I hope to play a role in continuing this vital mission."
Professionally, Bob holds the position of compliance manager with the Bank of New York/Mellon Corporation. With his financial services background, Bob will be serving on the Audit Committee, where he will be involved in MSAA's budget and financial accountability.
Bob resides in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania with his wife Diane. As one might guess from his active participation in the TransMontana rides, when not at work, Bob enjoys the great outdoors.
— Amanda Bednar
|Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 10:30|