Bob Legler was the Founder of First Marketing Corporation, then America’s largest publisher of newsletters serving nearly 500 clients in the commercial banking, brokerage, health care, cable television and travel and retail industries. Upon the sale of the company to Reed (now Reed Elsevier) in 1990, Bob served as non-executive Chairman of the Board of First Marketing until his retirement in September 2000.
He has been a Director of National Retail Properties, Inc. (formerly Commercial Net Lease Realty Inc.) since 2002. Bob served as a Director of Ligonier Ministries of Lake Mary, Florida for more than 20 years. From October 1999 to October 2001, he served as Director of the Indian River Hospital Foundation of Vero Beach, Florida.
Bob and his wife Anita spend time in Vero Beach, Ligonier and Chicago. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. Bob is a graduate of The Lawrenceville School, Rollins College and Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program.