Member Spotlight with Rob Gorman


Rob Gorman, Account Executive at Safer Foundation

Tell us about your role.

I work as an Account Executive for the Safer Foundation on a project called the 1000 Jobs Campaign, facilitated and funded by World Business Chicago. The 1000 Jobs Campaign aims to increase awareness of advanced manufacturing careers and connect individuals with training and career opportunities that fit their aspirations. Two of my favorite parts of my role are critical thinking and problem solving. I utilize these skills regularly with both job seekers and the companies I service.

How long have you been involved with YNPN Chicago?

I have been involved with YNPN for 2 months. Anyone can get connected!

Why do you like working in the nonprofit sector?

I enjoy using my mind to help solve individual and structural issues. I am energized by creating new structures that help benefit individuals in need.

What is your favorite place in Chicago?

My favorite place in Chicago is definitely the Lakefront Trail. I enjoy taking a nice long run by the lake. I will be running the Chicago Marathon this October for World Vision. Wish me luck!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

The best advice I have ever received comes from my father. He always told me to do everything with integrity. Although simple, it is has profound implications in my business and family life. This advice has helped me to embrace and overcome challenges rather than run from them.

Member Spotlight is a recurring series that recognizes YNPN Chicago’s dedicated and accomplished membership. If you would like to nominate someone to be featured, please email using the subject line “Member Spotlight.”