Bob Carter

Consultant, Age-Friendly Sarasota

Bob Carter's professional background includes more than 40 years of organizational leadership experience. In December 2015, he retired as President & CEO of the regional nonprofit Friendship Centers (formerly known as Senior Friendship Centers), having served in that capacity for over two decades. Since January 2016, he has served as an independent consultant and strategic advisor for The Patterson Foundation’s Age-Friendly Sarasota Initiative.

A strong advocate for older adults as well as a community leader, Bob led numerous statewide and regional organizations, including the Florida Council on Aging, Florida Association of Service Providers, Sarasota County Aging Network, and Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center. He was the first chairman of the Sarasota County Seniors Advisory Council and also served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.

Bob holds a Master of Public Administration degree and served as a United States Army Officer. Recent honors include the Friendship Centers' inaugural "Senior Advocacy Award," which now bears his name, and the Florida Council on Aging's "2016 Dr. Carter Osterbind Outstanding Member Award."

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