Green Festival Speakers

Robert Kallen


Robert Kallen founded RSK Strategies, LLC, which provides expertise and capital to small and growing companies specializing in the food and education sectors. From 19841992, he was Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for BakeLine Products, Inc (a privatelabel cookie manufacturing company with national distribution and annual sales of over $100 million). Bob was also a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. (19821984) and at the Environmental Law and Policy Center of the Midwest (19931995). He has served on numerous boards and advisory boards in the private sector over the last 15 years. Bob has taught for over 20 years and is currently an adjunct professor of law and economics at DePaul University and the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he received the 2002 Distinguished Faculty Award. He has developed two new courses on business ethics and business, government and democracy. He is currently the SecretaryTreasurer of the Concord Coalition Citizens' Council (a notforprofit organization dedicated to deficit reduction) and Treasurer of the Barat Education Foundation Board where he established DiversityForums.org, which provides panels to educational and corporate institutions to discuss issues surrounding race, class, gender, and business ethics. Additionally, Bob worked on the 1992 Clinton/Gore transition team for economics and was a legislative assistant in 1982 for Senator Paul Tsongas.

Bob received a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Illinois, and a M.A. in Economics and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. Finally, in 2002, Mr. Kallen was awarded a Rockefeller Next Generation Leadership Fellowship.