About Robert Burch
I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I studied Political Science and Business at Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama, one of the first historical colleges founded for the children of former slaves. While there I became a member Omega Psi Phi, a worldwide fraternity primarily of African-American men dedicated to community service.
After college, I joined the U.S. Navy, serving aboard ship in the Caribbean, South America and the Mediterranean. After serving and seeing the world, I continued my education at New England Institute of Technology in Warwick, Rhode Island, and later, Utah Valley State College.
When I met Alice, my wife, I moved to Utah to be with her. Alice and I are very proud of my three sons and enjoy spoiling my one granddaughter. I work in corporate compliance and food safety at Park City Group, headquartered in Salt Lake City.
My wife and I have pledged our lives to serving the community. We have served Utah families from Brigham City to Glendale, Arizona. We have served families with children who are struggling. Some attempting suicide.
I am presently President of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society’s Utah Chapter (AAHGS), a national organization of 33 chapters helping to preserve African American history. I serve on the board of the Utah Black Roundtable (UBR) who’s vision is “To serve as a collective voice in support of a better Utah”. I also serve the board of Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage (SDUSMP), a lineage society dedicated to recording the descendants of enslaved people in the United States. I am active in my church where I also serve as a Sunday school teacher.
These organizations have all served to focus my attention on children and young adults.
It is important to all of us that our children grow into smart and confident adults, ready to contribute to and lead our community. It is important that we provide a way for them to do their best and become the best Utahans they can be. Investing in our children leads to strong families, vibrant communities and a robust economy.