Robert H. Dugger
Managing Partner
Hanover Provident Capital LLC

Rob Dugger is a retired investor and executive. He serves on the board of the Council for a Strong America, and is a co-founder of ReadyNation and chair of its Advisory Board. ReadyNation is the preeminent business early-childhood advocacy organization in the United States. For more than a decade Rob has been a leading advocate for strong parenting and families and for policies that support America’s children.

Rob has received numerous recognitions for his work in early childhood, including the McCormick Foundation’s Center for Early Childhood Leadership’s “Corporate Champion for Change” award, Zero to Three’s “Reiner Award for Outstanding Advocacy on Behalf on of Very Young Children” award, and the Committee for Economic Development’s “Trustee Leadership Award”. Rob is also a board member of the Institute for New Economic thinking and a co-director of its Global Working Group on Human Capital and Economic Opportunity with Dr. James Heckman, University of Chicago professor and Nobel Prize winner, and Dr. Steven Durlauf of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rob began his career at the Federal Reserve Board in 1972, and in the 1980s served on the staffs of the House and Senate banking committees and the American Bankers Association. From 1992 to 2009 he was a partner in Tudor Investment Corporation, and from 2002 to 2010 board chair of Grumeti Reserves Ltd in Tanzania. He graduated from Davidson College, and received his Ph. D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.