Since beginning his career at the First Knox National Bank 10 years ago, Bob Boss dreamt of one day becoming the bank’s president. Now, he is living that dream.
Boss was promoted from executive vice president to president when longtime President Vickie Sant retired after 42 years with the company.
“I started working at the bank the day after I graduated from college. It’s all I’ve ever done,” he explained. “If that’s all you ever do, you want to run the bank someday.”
Bob was also excited to have been selected to participate in The One & Only, as he has many relatives in the Sugarcreek area, including his mother, Maxine Boss, who is longtime subscriber of The Budget.
Full name: Robert Edward Boss
Current place of residence: Millersburg
Family: Father of three adult children – daughters Taylor, Courtney, son Peyton
Hobbies: Golfing and boating
Favorite television show: The Voice
Favorite movie: Caddyshack
Last book I read: Leadership and Self-Deception
First job: Painting houses when I was in school. Wasps, bees and eaves were not my friends.
Worst job: See above
Favorite childhood memory: Going with my parents to Cleveland Indians double headers. Mom would pack the food and we would be there all day.
Favorite music: Country music, especially George Strait.
Favorite food: Steak
Best idea I ever had: Going to Mount Union University
Worst idea I ever had: Trying to play football. I was too small and got drilled.
Three words that describe me: Professional, kind, athletic
I am known for my: Love of golf and being a banker
I’d give anything to meet: Jack Nicklaus
I try very hard to hide the fact that I: Play the accordion because people want me to play.
The career I fantasize having is: I really have it, I always wanted to be a bank president.
If there is one thing I have learned in life, it is: Never get too high in the good times and too low in the bad times.
People would be surprised to know that: I have had four holes in one, just had my fourth on July 1 .
The one thing I would still like to try is: Taking flying lessons
If I could give any gift to anyone in the world, it would be: A cure for cancer
If given the opportunity, I would ask the President: Why can’t you just be nice to people who have a different opinion than you?
People tell me I remind them of: My kids say I remind them of Phil Mickelson.
Choose a movie title for the story of your life: I can’t think of a real one so I’m making my own: The Long Fairway of Life.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why? To be able to read people’s minds and know what they were thinking. It would make life a lot easier.
Organizations involved with: Board member for the Mt. Vernon Rotary Club, Knox County Chamber of Commerce and the Holmes County Training Center
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*This feature first appeared in The Budget’s August 9, 2017, Local Edition.