Local attorney Robert E. Highsmith has been elected to the CFFK Board of Governors. A former CFFK board chairman and board advisor, Bobby is a partner in the firm of Koenig, Highsmith & Van Loon, where he specializes in wills, trusts and estates.
“Bobby’s experience as an estate planning attorney, philanthropist and civic leader is outstanding and a tremendous asset to the Community Foundation,” said Robert Spottswood, board chairman of CFFK. “We are very pleased that he has agreed to rejoin the Board of Governors.”
About the three-year appointment, Bobby said, “I feel strongly about supporting the Community Foundation’s mission to increase philanthropy and support the work of nonprofits and the variety of causes in the Keys. I’m pleased to rejoin the board and hopefully continue to make a difference to the important work CFFK does in our community.”
Bobby is an active civic leader who was recently elected to the Monroe County School Board for District 1. He is on the Board of the Performing Arts Centers for Key West (Tennessee Williams Theatre), Chancellor and a member of the Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, member of the Key West Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee, Navy League, and Key West Rotary Club, and head coach in the Key West Junior Football League, among numerous other civic organizations.
A lifelong Key West resident, Bobby has a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law, a B.A. from Duke University, and graduated valedictorian from Key West High School. He has two children, Grace and Tommy.