BOB TRUCKENMILLER, Treasurer/ CFO, US Army (Ret.)
Robert Austin Truckenmiller was born the youngest of eight children in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in the shadow of Ft. Mc Henry.
Bob was drafted but then enlisted in the U.S. Army to attend Officer Candidate School in Lawton, Oklahoma. While serving as a Forward Observer in Viet Nam he received a gunshot wound that resulted in permanent nerve damage. He earned a Purple Heart and permanent retirement on a medical discharge.
Bob graduated from the University of Baltimore, Summa Cum Laude, with a B.S. in Accounting and then a MBA in Business Administration.
He was first employed as an auditor with Arthur Young, then Ernst and Ernst, CPA’s. He then accepted a position as Director of Budgeting and Cost Accounting with the University of Maryland. Ten years later, He accepted a Controller position in Richmond, Va. And then was recruited as Chief Financial Officer for Jupiter Medical Center. He held this position for almost ten years and then was hired by Royale Healthcare, a small hospital management company. For the next ten years, I worked as CFO for Royale at several hospitals (in Jasper Indiana, Orlando Florida, Houston Texas and Los Angeles). His specialty was to help financially distressed hospitals to remain solvent. He semi-retired in 2002 because of health reasons but soon accepted a position as CFO/COO of the Council on Aging in Stuart, Florida. He retired in 2010. Since then, he has volunteered at several agencies including the United Way, AARP, Florida State Park System and the VFW.
Over the years, Bob has served on several Boards of small not for profits and I have been a member of the Kiwanis, the Rotary, and the Knights of Columbus, serving as Financial Secretary for each of these organizations. He is a life member of The Disabled Veterans, The Society for Purple Heart and the VFW.
He has been practicing Yoga with the Connected Warrior program for almost five years and is willing to give testimony to anyone that will listen that this program works.