2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month: Robert Jeter
Robert (Rob) Jeter is a registered professional civil engineer serving as a project manager within the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), Office of Project Development and Coordination (PDC). His current work focuses on embassy and consulate capital construction and major rehabilitation projects in the (Near Eastern Affairs-South and Central Asian Affairs) NEA-SCA Area Division. In his six years with the Department, he has served as civil engineer and OBO’s Water Resources Conservation Coordinator under the Energy and Sustainable Design Unit where he has studied the unique water scarcity challenges in the developing world and created opportunities for demonstrating U.S. eco-diplomacy leadership through sustainable solutions.
Rob is captain of the DC Aquatics Club, a U.S. Master Swim Team whose mission is to promote competitive and fitness swimming for LGBT swimmers and their friends in a team-oriented, professionally coached setting. Rob plans to compete in the swimming events at the Gay Games IX in Cleveland, OH this August. Rob is the event director for Maryland Swim for Life, an annual open water swim competition and fundraising event benefiting Washington, DC-area HIV/AIDS nonprofit organizations, as well as local watershed organizations that advocate for clean, local waters. Rob grew up in Washington state and graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor of science engineering degree.