Our Founding President
Bob Sussman is a Support Services Coordinator for Schneider Electric. He is one of the founding members of the WBPA, along with the longest tenured president of the organization. He’s been a resident of Walkersville since 2005.
Question and Answer Session
For our Q&A session, our current members submit questions to ask the member of the month. They are a mix of business, personal and random questions.
WBPA: When did you move to the Walkersville area? What made this area a good choice for you?
Bob Sussman: “In 2005, I purchased a townhouse and moved to Walkersville for a position as an Operations Manager/HR Manager for a local company. That is how I got involved in the beginnings of the WBPA and have been ever since. Although the job ended after 10 years, I have grown to love and enjoy the town of Walkersville so much that I still remain committed to the business growth and prosperity of it.”
WBPA: What is your favorite hobby?
Bob Sussman: “My favorite hobby is horseback riding – specifically “English Hunter” style. I can walk, trot, canter and jump and given the open field even gallop. It is a great thrill for me and equivalent to the thrill one would get riding a modern day roller coaster. ”
WBPA: What’s your favorite quote from a TV show/movie/book?
Bob Sussman: “One of my favorite quotes is from the movie; The Mummy Returns: …. Ardeth Bay says – “There is a fine line between coincidence and fate” In my life I have seen too many times where I have run into someone or something good has happened and realized that I could have changed one thing, time, road traveling or direction and that particular “fate or coincident” would have absolutely changed.”
WBPA: What motivated you to (start, get into) this (business, field)?
Bob Sussman: “Over the years; I have enjoyed the idea of helping a business succeed. I see the success I have for myself when I can pay my bills, have money left over to enjoy the fun things of life and still be able to save for the future. With that thought process, and success of it, I see myself succeeding in the challenge of being able to do it for the company I work for and make it succeed as well. That is a great motivator for me.”
WBPA: How do you motivate yourself? When you wake up in the morning, what keeps you moving forward?
Bob Sussman: “There is a commitment not only to myself but the job I hold. There are bills to pay, to keep a roof over my head, food on my plate, clothes to wear and yet a few extra dollars to enjoy a good life as in concerts, horseback riding and travel.”