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Robert “Bobby” Petras

Board of Trustees

Chief Operating Officer

Lamplight Communities

Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Robert Petras is COO of Lamplight Communities, an association of five assisted living and skilled nursing homes in Indiana and Ohio. In 2010, Bobby and a partner formed Platinum Purchasing, a procurement management company that manages approximately $18 million in annual spending. Bobby is actively involved in the communities he serves through memberships in various chambers of commerce and assisted living associations. He was bestowed TU’s Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2013 (presented to a graduate for outstanding leadership in his profession and community, bringing honor to TU and demonstrating the promise of further distinction). He remains connected to the University through mentoring and networking activities for students and established the Annual Aaron Ciak Memorial Golf Outing which raises scholarship funds for TU students while memorializing a former friend and classmate. A resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Petras joined TU’s Board of Trustees in 2015.