Robert T. Brockman
Member of the Brockman Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board
Mr. Robert T. Brockman is a Member of the Brockman Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Mr. Brockman is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, positions he has held since 2006 upon the acquisition of the company by Universal Computer Services, Inc. (UCS). Mr. Brockman was formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UCS and its affiliated companies, having founded UCS in 1970.
The Reynolds and Reynolds Company and its affiliated companies have some 5,000 employees and annual sales of some $1.4 billion.
Outside of business, Mr. Brockman’s life-long interests in education and medicine have led to appointments as a Trustee on the Board of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and Trustee Emeritus on the Board of Rice University in Houston. He sits on the Board of Visitors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
He also sits on the Council of Overseers at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, and is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He is also a Life Trustee at Centre, which was ranked by Forbes magazine in 2010 as the number one college or university in the Southern United States.
Mr. Brockman is a graduate of the College of Business at the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (summa cum laude) in 1963. Mr. Brockman graduated with the highest GPA in the College of Business, earning the Alpha Kappa Psi Award, and won the Senior Prize in Marketing.
During his collegiate years, Mr. Brockman enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and finished his tour of duty (1959-65) as a Marine Corps Reservist.
Upon graduation from the University of Florida, Mr. Brockman accepted a position at Ford Motor Company as a marketing trainee where he was assigned to an area of the company that made extensive use of punched card data processing.
After two years with Ford, Mr. Brockman accepted an opportunity with the IBM Service Bureau selling automotive parts inventory and accounting data processing services. He distinguished himself quickly during his five-year tenure, achieving the number one ranking in sales in the United States for the IBM Service Bureau division in his third year as a sales representative. That year, he also was named to IBM’s highest sales achievement group, the IBM Golden Circle, which signified the top one per cent of all IBM sales associates worldwide. He later served as a marketing manager at IBM.
The charitable trust that supports the activities of the Brockman Foundation was established by Mr. Brockman’s late father, businessman and philanthropist A. Eugene Brockman.