Bob Stovall is the President and CEO of Gain-Stovall, Inc.
grew up in Denver, where he
graduated from high school - what is now Kent-Denver.
He graduated with a degree in International Relations from Lehigh University.
Upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Bob was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.
After completing advanced training as an Army Security Agency officer, Bob was a tactical unit commander of an ASA unit with the 5th Army in Europe.
After his honorable discharge, Bob returned to Denver and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver.
practiced law in Eastern Colorado for several years before moving to New Mexico, first to Farmington then to Santa Fe, where he
continued in the legal field specializing in municipal and oil and gas law.
decided it was time to hang up the shingle and have some fun.
Describing himself as a "recovering attorney," Bob took on a variety of roles - everything from rodeo grounds manager and marketing director; to legislative analyst and talk radio host to columnist and professional photographer.
Running the rodeo grounds exposed Bob
to travelling circuses, bull fights, demolition derbies and rodeo cowboys.
radio career created the opportunity to meet and interview a wide-range of political leaders, entertainment and arts personalities and lots of local folks who were doing interesting things
and Rosanne moved to Colorado Springs in 1997 when he
took a newly created position as marketing and development manager at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame
From there, he
took a temporary job in the Government and Public Affairs Department of Colorado Interstate Gas
It returned Bob
to the fields of politics and community and media relations performing many functions including leading helicopter tours of pipeline construction in Wyoming and buying prize winning 4-H and FFA livestock at county fairs.
In 2008, Bob retired from the City of Colorado Springs after eight years as Intergovernmental and Military Liaison.
In that capacity Bob
managed the lobbying activities at the state and federal level.
also was a main point of contact between the City and the regional military installations.