Robert E. Poole

Biography of Robert E. Poole

President and Chief Executive Officer, S & A Homes, Inc.
Board Member, Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors

Robert E. Poole ’72 is president and CEO of S&A Homes, a Home Building and Land Development Company.  He is also Chairman and CEO of Poole Anderson Construction, a construction management design/build and general contracting firm.   Bob develops and invests in various other areas of Real Estate including apartments, self-storage facilities and retail centers.  He was Chair of the Leadership Gifts Committee of For the Future:  The Campaign for Penn State Students and was on the Executive Committee of the Penn State Grand Destiny Campaign.  Bob is Chair of the Schreyer Honors College Advisory Board, serves on the Board of Visitors for the Smeal College of Business and is a local advisory board member of BB&T Company, a financial services holding company.  Bob earned a B.S. degree in accounting at Penn State in 1972 and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson. Active in business and community affairs in Pennsylvania, Bob was chair of the Centre County United Way’s 2004 campaign, co-chair of the State College YMCA’s capital campaign and has donated land for the fields on which the State College Little League and Teener Leagues play. Bob was recognized with Penn State’s Alumni Fellow Award in 2001 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006. Among other honors, Bob was recognized as the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000. Bob and his wife, Sandy, live in State College and are members of the President’s Club, the Atherton Society, and the Laurel Circle of the Mount Nittany Society.