Born and raised in Pensacola, Robert Bender is in his second term as Escambia County’s District 4 Commissioner. He served as the vice chairman during 2019-2020 and served as the chairman for 2020-2021. Robert was re-elected by District 4 constituents in 2022. Since he returned to Pensacola in 2012, he has served as an insurance consultant for USI Insurance Services, focusing on large commercial and public entity clients.
He is active in the community, serving as a current member or past member for Leadership Pensacola Class of 2013 (project Co-Chair), the finance committee for Episcopal Day School, and the executive committee for the First Tee of Northwest Florida. He has chaired committees for the Pensacola Seafood and Crawfish Festivals, participates annually in the Men Who Cook fundraiser for the PACE Center for Girls, and is a member of Christ Church.
Robert earned his MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and graduated from Pensacola High School.
He and his wife Amy have two children.