Admiral Bobby R. Inman
Bob Inman graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950, and from the National War College in 1972. He became an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin in 1987 and was appointed in August 2001 as a tenured professor holding the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy. He served as interim dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs in 2005 and again from January 2009 to March 2010.
Inman served in the U.S. Navy from November 1951 to July 1982, when he retired with the permanent rank of admiral. While on active duty he served as director of the National Security Agency and deputy director of Central Intelligence. After retirement from the Navy, he was chairman and chief executive officer of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) in Austin, Texas, for four years and chairman, president, and chief executive officer for three years at Westmark Systems, Inc., a privately owned electronics industry holding company. Inman also served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1987 through 1990.
Inman's primary activity since 1990 has been investing in start-up technology companies—as a managing partner of Gefinor Ventures and Limestone Ventures. He is a member of the board of several privately held companies and is an Elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
Standing Committees: Governance and Nominating; Jet Propulsion Laboratory