Robert S. Taubman is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Taubman Centers, Inc. He joined the Taubman organization in 1976, was elected executive vice president in 1984, chief operating officer in 1988, president and chief executive officer in 1990 and chairman in 2001. He has headed Taubman Centers and served on its board of directors since the company's initial public offering in 1992.
Mr. Taubman is a member of the board of directors of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE:CMA) and Sotheby's Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:BID). He serves as a director of the Real Estate Roundtable in Washington, D.C., as a trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He is the founding chairman of ULI's Detroit Regional District Council and a member and past trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Among his many civic and charitable commitments, Mr. Taubman serves as a member of the board of directors of Beaumont Hospitals, a trustee of The Skillman Foundation, and a trustee of the Cranbrook Educational Community, where he is chairman of the audit committee. He is a member of the board of directors of SEMCOG (Southeastern Michigan Council of Governments). He is the immediate past chairman of the Michigan campaign drive for the United Negro College Fund. Mr. Taubman is also a member of the United States Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board, which was formed in 2003 to assist the U.S. Department of Commerce in attracting international visitors to the United States.
Mr. Taubman holds a B.S. degree in economics from Boston University.