CrossCountry Consulting Announces New Advisory Board Member
McLean, VA – CrossCountry Consulting is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert A. Bedingfield as the company’s founding Advisory Board member. Bob brings with him a distinguished and successful career in the professional services industry that will allow him to advise CrossCountry through its ongoing strategic and market growth.
Bob is a proven industry leader with more than 40 years of experience with 32 years as a partner at Ernst & Young, including leading the Aerospace and Defense Industry Practice. As one of the firm’s most senior Global Lead Partners, Bob qualifies as an SEC expert and has extensive experience serving Fortune 500 companies, including Lockheed Martin, Gannett, Booz Allen, AES, and Marriott.
“CrossCountry Consulting is privileged to have an Advisory Board formed with its founding member being one of the best executive leaders of the Washington DC area. This will certainly help CrossCountry continue to build its business into a formidable market force,” said Dave Kay, Co-Founder of CrossCountry. “Bob Bedingfield understands the direction and challenges that our industry faces today and he brings a passion for innovation and client service, both of which will strengthen CrossCountry,” said Co-Founder, Erik Linn.
As Board member, Bob will provide objective insight to the Company’s leadership to help with strategic direction and decisions, evaluate market opportunities, and provide operating and management advice.
Outside the office, Bob’s exudes a continued commitment to higher education in the Washington, DC. Area. Since 2000, Bob served as a Trustee, an Executive Committee Member, and the Audit Committee Chair of the University of Maryland at College Park Board of Trustees. He has also been a Board Member, an Executive Committee Member and the Audit Committee Chair of the University System of Maryland Foundation, which comprises 12 of Maryland’s higher education institutions. From 1995 to 2003, Bob served on the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and a representative on the National Advisory Council of the Boy Scouts of America since 2003. Prior to that, he was President of the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In recognition of his service and community dedication to the Boy Scouts, he was selected as the Boy Scout’s 2010 Citizen of the Year. Bob also served on the Board of Governors of Congressional Country Club, as President of the Club and Vice Chairman of the 1997 and 2011 U.S. Opens which Congressional successfully hosted.
Bob received his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a licensed CPA. Bob has been married for over 40 years to his wife Margie. They have 2 children and 7 grandchildren.