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About Bob mccabe


B.S. Economics & MBA Finance

Cornell University

Business Experience

Bob McCabe has extensive successful experiences managing a variety of business enterprises, first as an executive with General Motors for almost 32 years responsible for operations on six continents, and then as a managing director of a turnaround management consulting firm evaluating the viability of businesses – turning some around and liquidating others.

He also has extensive experiences working with various government entities around the world successfully negotiating agreements that were beneficial for the governments involved and for the firms he was representing. These ranged from changing the apartheid laws in South Africa, to selling a diesel engine manufacturing plant in Aguascalientes to the Mexican government, to the establishment of a heavy duty earthmoving equipment manufacturing joint venture in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China, to negotiating the mutually beneficial settlement of a threatened lawsuit by the City of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada against General Motors over environmentally impaired land transactions – earning a personal letter of commendation from the Mayor of Oshawa.

Civic Volunteer Service

Bob has always been involved in the local communities where he has lived. 

He currently serves:

  • Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise – Treasurer of Foundation
  • Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce - Chair
  • Indian River County Economic Development Council - Member
  • Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments - Member

His previous service includes:

  • City of Vero Beach Utilities Commission
  • Treasure Coast SCORE, Chapter 308 – Vice Chair and Treasurer
  • Vero Beach Elks Lodge #1774 - Board Member, Treasurer
  • Vero Beach Masonic Lodge #250
  • Genesee County (Flint, Michigan) Chamber of Commerce – Chair
  • Genesee County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Chair
  • Genesee County Economic Growth Alliance - Board Member
  • City of Cortland, Ohio Charter Review Commission - Chair
  • Cortland Planning, Zoning and Building Commission



  • Indian River Lagoon Improvement Initiatives

                        > Storm water Utility formed - Bob was a strong advocate for it's recent                                        formation after many years of consideration by prior city councils beginning                              in 2015. He supported funding its capital projects almost exclusively to date                              from federal government monies. In addition he advocated for the city's                                    long standing utilities commission to oversee the storm water utilities                                        operations. It should be noted that Vero Beach is now eligible for grants to                                subsidize our  storm water management projects to help clean up the                                      lagoon and that many other local municipalities have already had storm                                    water utilities.  

                       >Second street sweeper acquired and operating - Bob supported this project                                with the acquisition cost funded by the federal grants and with the operating                            funds approved by the city council in it's budget. 

                       >Main Relief Canal Diversion Project initiated - The City Council has approved a                            project which is in the design phase to divert approximately 2 million gallons                            a day from the main relief canal to be treated and used for irrigation                                        purposes, thus significantly reducing storm water from reaching the Indian                                River lagoon.

  • Helped Restore Civility to Council Meetings
  • Maintained independence from Special Interests