Bob’s responsibilities, since 2010, focus primarily on oversight of the family’s operating companies; NorthMarq, Carousel Motor Group’s auto dealerships in the Twin Cities, PaR Systems, J. B. Hudson Jewelers and involvement at Go Media. He also serves, along with his brothers, on the Pohlad Family Foundation.
Graduating in 1976 from Arizona State University Bob began a 35 year career in the family’s Pepsi-Cola businesses. Beginning in Tulsa, OK and continuing in Portland, OR and then returning to Minneapolis he became, in 1998, Chairman and CEO of PepsiAmericas. It grew to become the second largest Pepsi Bottler in the world and in 2010 was acquired by PepsiCo. In 2015 Bob was elected to the Board of Directors of PepsiCo.
Previously Bob has served on the Board of Visitors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Breck School, the board of MPR and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. Currently he is Chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Bob and his wife, Becky, have three married sons, Tom, Joe and Chris and have eight grandsons and one granddaughter. While they have a home on San Juan Island in Washington they still live in Minneapolis and call it home.