Bob Knight is both a broadband industry professional and public official. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Harrison Edwards PR+Marketing in Armonk, New York and is heavily involved in the company’s key sectors including telecommunications, economic development, government, biotech, and healthcare. In his role at Harrison Edwards, Bob is widely considered the nation’s leading expert in community and stakeholder engagement for broadband deployments and speaks frequently on the subject.
In the public sector, Bob is beginning his sixth term as a Commissioner of Economic & Community Development, Town of Ridgefield, Connecticut. He is a member of the Regional Plan Association’s Connecticut Board tasked with shaping the Fourth Regional Plan for the New York Tri-State Area; co-chairs the Public Officials Work Group for the Fiber-Broadband Association in Washington, DC., and also sits on the Association’s Marketing Committee. Recently, he helped author COVID reopening guidelines for the Reopen Ridgefield Task Force (Connecticut Phase 1) and sat on the Town’s short-term COVID Economic Recovery Committee.
Earlier in his career, Bob was a top-rated radio air personality and programmer. Notably, in 2000, he replaced Ryan Seacrest at K101 in San Francisco, then served as Director of Operations and Programming for NextMedia Chicago where he co-hosted “The Morning Beat with Jeff and Bobby.”
Bob lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with his wife and two school-aged children.