Rob Schwenker was born in California but was raised in North Carolina. He returned to California at 18 to attend the University of Redlands where he studied International Relations and served as associated student body President and President of the inter-fraternity council.
Rob came to Santa Monica in 2003 where he began work at his first and to this point only job with the Santa Monica Daily Press. He began there as an intern diligently fetching coffee and filing paperwork. It wasn’t long before he worked himself into a sales job and within four years took over as manager of the sales department. After a three-year stint as sales manager, Rob was promoted to head the business side of the newspaper, a post he currently occupies as Vice President – Business Operations. He oversees the business department and all other company operations not related to the editorial endeavors of the organization.
Rob is an active community member of Santa Monica and strongly believes in giving back to the community that’s given him so much and that he now calls home. Rob is a distinguished past President of the Santa Monica Kiwanis club, currently serves on the club’s board of directors, its charitable foundation board and as its membership chairperson.
He currently serves as Vice President of individual development for the Santa Monica Jaycees, on the board of directors of the Santa Monica Police Activities League and on the executive board of Buy Local Santa Monica. Rob also volunteers each week with Meals on Wheels West where he delivers meals to those in need in Santa Monica.
In his time away from work and other activities you can generally find Rob on a golf course. He’s played in a softball league with the same team for the last ten years and just isn’t right unless he squeezes a yoga class into his schedule once a week. He likes just about anything active and is an avid sports fan with a lifelong allegiance to both the Dodgers and Lakers.