Bob Plansker

President & CEO

Bob is an attorney, former securities trader, and retired lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve. He has drawn on his legal education and experiences to build a successful career in finance, and more recently leveraged that cumulative background for the benefit of the nonprofit alumni foundation of his alma mater at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
Bob is an Esiason family friend and has skated alongside Gunnar and Boomer on their men’s hockey team for the past 11 years. He lives on Long Island with his wife Gina and together they have three children Austin, Olivia and Georgia.
As BEF President, Bob has relieved Dave Rimington after 26 years of distinguished leadership during which BEF has had a massive impact for the benefit of CF patients. He will continue Dave’s outspoken advocacy and alliance on behalf of the CF Community while Dave will remain involved with the Foundation in a consulting role.