Robert "Bob" Baxter has joined Northwest Savings Bank as construction project manager. Steve Bell, vice president of properties and facilities, made the announcement.
He will be responsible for providing oversight for facilities-related improvements and new construction from conception through completion. Baxter will collaborate with design professionals, contractors and bank employees to develop facilities that support the company's mission, with his primary focus on quality, schedule, and budget.
Prior to joining Northwest, Baxter retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving 23 years as a structural and engineering craftsman. He developed and managed government contracts involving maintenance, repair and construction projects throughout the U.S., Central America, Europe, East Asia and the Middle East. Most notably, he synchronized management of construction, maintenance, and service vendors, security, and communications requirements for a 210,000-square-foot operational headquarters for the U.S. Central Command, completed in 2010. He also led staff in preparing facilities for a U.S. presidential visit in 2002. Baxter received early promotions twice and was recognized with numerous military awards for his skill in management, organization, and attention to detail.
Active in local, national, and international communities, Baxter volunteered for and served organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Rails to Trails, Special Olympics Facilities Committee, and the Boy Scouts of America, while serving in the Air Force.
He has a degree in Construction Technology from the Air Force Community College and a Certification in Architecture and Building Construction. He is a 1988 graduate of Eisenhower High School.
Baxter recently reestablished residence in the Warren area. His wife, Angela, and four children, Daniel, Joshua, Sarah and Hannah, will relocate after the end of the school year.