Edmonds Bob

Bob Edmonds

Advisory Director
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Aerospace & Defense +1 (202) 243-8065
I enjoy looking for synergies between businesses and people in the dynamic, fast-paced, exciting aviation market.

Bob is an Advisory Director for Lincoln’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) Group. He provides relevant market information about A&D programs to enhance the firm’s connectivity and understanding of the market and drive higher value and successful deals for its clients.

Bob brings 35 years of A&D industry experience having served in the U.S. Air Force and the private sector. For almost a decade, Bob worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House and the Pentagon. Selected for the White House Fellowship in 1995, Bob was a special assistant to the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Clinton’s cabinet. He led the U.S. Air Force’s Senate Liaison office during a momentous period of congressional history after September 11 and handled congressional affairs with both the House and the Senate.

Most recently, Bob worked for Exelis as a senior executive for air force and aviation programs, leading the company’s corporate government relations and business development function. Currently, he is Vice President for Elbit Systems of America, where he is responsible for the growth of the company, integrating and aligning business development, strategy, corporate development and communications.

Bob serves on the President’s Commission for White House Fellowships and is a past president of the board of directors for the White House Fellows Alumni Foundation and Association. In addition, Bob is a founding member of the Council of Sabers, a leadership and mentorship organization associated with the USAF Academy, and a founding member and co-chairman of the Best Buddies Virginia Advisory Board, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities

Bob earned a Master of Science in civil engineering from Columbia University as a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Master of Science in national security strategy from the National War College. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the USAF Academy and attended executive programs at Harvard Kennedy School. Bob holds a commercial pilot license and is a USAF command pilot.

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