Board of Directors
President & Chief Executive Officer
Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology
Bob Stolle is President and CEO of the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) in Virginia. Bob leads CIT in its mission to accelerate innovation commercialization, entrepreneurship and economic growth across the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is responsible for overall strategic planning and execution of the company’s programs. He also leads outreach and collaboration activities with the business, education and government communities to devise ways to propel innovation and economic growth. Previously, Bob Stolle was CIT’s Senior Vice President of Policy and Regional Initiatives.
In the private sector, he started and grew the Greater Richmond Technology Council (now RVAtech) to 400 corporate members. Bob was Executive Vice President and COO of Richmond-based Core Consulting and, previously, engineering director for the global leader in military and space simulation and training systems.
Bob served in several key positions for the Commonwealth of Virginia during the administration of Governor George Allen, including Secretary of Commerce and Trade where he was responsible for 15 state agencies and promoting economic and community development in the Commonwealth. He has also served on the technology transition teams for Governors Warner, Kaine, McDonnell, McAuliffe, and Northam.
Bob has an engineering degree from the US Naval Academy. He served on active duty and in the Reserves as a Navy pilot and retired with the rank of Commander.