President & Founder
Bob Nilsson’s illustrious career began with Turner Construction Company in 1963, followed by active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for four plus years, where he became Captain and did tours in Europe, the Caribbean and Vietnam. After he returned from the Marines, he returned to Turner, where he worked for 33 years. He held a number of high level positions, culminating in being named President and CEO of Turner International, Inc. Throughout his time at Turner, he established joint ventures and partnerships in South America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe on projects from $100 million to $6.5 billion. He evaluated, studied and oversaw profitable projects in Brazil, Argentina, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Germany, England and France.
He currently serves in a consulting capacity for Turner and Halcrow and has served as a consultant for SOM, Skanska, Greece for Technology Development, Thornton-Tomasetti and Gensler. Since January 2004, he has volunteered in a mentoring capacity at the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed Hospital almost every day. His dedication to veterans, especially amputees and those with Traumatic Brain Injury, is exceptional. In addition to his Board of Directors position in the 100 Entrepreneurs Foundation, he is a Board Member of the SemperMax Fund, a Trustee and Governor and was a Trustee for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Member of the Marine Executive Association, among other prestigious organization involvement.