Robert (Bob) Pence is the former U.S. Ambassador to Finland. Serving in the role from 2018-2021. Prior to his service as an Ambassador, Bob founded and Chaired the Board of the Pence Group, a full-service development company. He also served on the boards of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Wolf Trap Foundation, the World Affairs Council, George Mason University, and American University. Bob earned a B.A. from the University of Maryland, a J.D. degree and two M.A. degrees from American University, and M.Phil. and M.A. degrees from Yale University. He has studied Italian, French, Latin, and Greek. Ambassador Pence has also lectured at Georgetown University and was a Teaching Fellow at Yale University. Bob previously served as a board member of the Gary Sinise Foundation between 2014 and 2017 and proudly resumed his role in March of 2021.
I met Gary in about 2007 as he was preparing to fly to Washington to perform a concert with his ‘Lt. Dan Band.’ I found him to be the most self-effacing, loving, giving, dedicated, and non-judgmental person that I have every met. Excepting only the men and women or our military, police departments, and other first responders, if there is a “Great American,” that person is Mr. Gary Sinise. Truly, A Man For All Seasons.
— Bob Pence