Mr. Hall is an exceptional, hardworking, and positive person that is determined to make a difference in the world. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey and moved to Rock Hill, South Carolina as a child where he attended St. Anne Catholic School. After graduating high school, Robert took a job at night working as a forklift driver. While working as a forklift driver, he decided to go back to school to build a better life for himself. Since that time, Robert has accomplished many educational milestones.
Mostly recently Robert was appointed to the Board of Directors of the York Technical College Foundation. He is an alumnus of York Tech with Associate Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Machine Tool Technology. In addition to the Board of Directors appointment, he believes in the importance of education and continuously giving back so others may achieve their full potential. Hall and his wife, Jan-Rae, are Principle Benefactors for the Center for Servant Leadership at Mindoro Bible College Philippines and the Major Benefactors for the Robert and Jan-Rae Hall Endowment at UNC Charlotte that awards non-traditional students with scholarship funding for tuition, books, fees, and other expenses related to the cost of attendance. Robert holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from UNC Charlotte, a MBA from the University of Dallas, and a master’s in management, strategy, and leadership from Michigan State University. Robert attended the Wharton School for executive education in corporate valuation and business strategy.
Although Robert’s hard work and educational pursuits have taken him from a forklift driver at night to a Mechanical Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Senior Engineer, Director of Innovation and Continuous Improvement to Corporate Manager of Capital and Strategic Planning, he has never forgotten his roots. He is passionate about giving back and motivating others to reach for their dreams as he did. He is constantly telling others, “That his life is a testament that your dreams can be accomplished if you try.”
Mrs. Hall is an outgoing and passionate person who cherishes friendships and time spent with family. She describes herself as growing up as a "Navy brat." She was born in Jacksonville, Florida and moved around the world, living in North Carolina, Hawaii, and Guam. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, and a Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of North Carolina.
After meeting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2010, Robert and Jan-Rae were married in 2014. From the start, they shared the vision of helping others realize their dreams through education and positive leadership. Among speaking engagements, partnerships in the Philippines, mentoring, and book writing, they are the major benefactors so others may realize their own goals and dreams.