As Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), Bob Ferrell is responsible for creating a workforce experience that empowers and inspires all of WWT's 10,000 employees across the globe.
A retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General and former Army Chief Information Officer/G-6, Bob leads WWT's overall human resources strategy, global talent acquisition, leadership development, organizational design, employee development, DE&I programs, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology, and employee relations.
His people-first leadership approach is instrumental to WWT's ability to sustain its award-winning culture. And he remains focused on implementing programs that promote a thriving diverse, equitable, ethical and inclusive culture that can support WWT as it grows across the world.
Bob's extensive international experience — both in the military and in the corporate world — has given him a strategic understanding of how disparate teams can efficiently operate and more effectively collaborate.
Bob joined WWT in 2017 as vice president of federal strategy after a distinguished military career. He was the first African American to serve in the Pentagon as Army CIO/G-6, a position in which he oversaw the Army's $10 billion IT portfolio, managed enterprise IT architecture and directed delivery of operational C4IT capabilities to support warfighters and business users.
Bob's military accolades include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal.
He holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Hampton University, a master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University, and a master's degree in Strategy from the U.S. Army War College.
Bob also serves as a board director for AFCEA International. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife Monique with whom he has two grown children.