Robert (Bob) McCauley
Mr. Robert McCauley serves as the Deputy Director of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), the nation’s public-private partnership for suicide prevention. The Action Alliance, housed at EDC, coordinates a comprehensive national suicide response in the U.S. and works with more than 250 partner organizations to coordinate implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
As Deputy Director, McCauley is responsible for supporting Action Alliance programs and initiatives to include its 40-member Executive Committee (EXCOM). He develops and maintains strategic and operational plans in support of Action Alliance activities and facilitates organizational priorities for the Action Alliance Secretariat. He organizes and supports EXCOM meetings held at least twice per year, ensures appropriate staffing and facilitation of Action Alliance Task Forces and Work Groups, and provides program management leadership for Action Alliance research projects and best practice development.
McCauley has over 20 years of program and project management experience primarily in cross-functional logistics, supply chain, and travel management organizations. Most recently, he served as the Vice President, Products and Services for the CWT Military and Government Division where he directed the development, deployment and support of an integrated web-based travel and expense management system and automated commercial grade products. While in this position, he established an Executive Steering Group composed of Federal Agency policy makers who guided and prioritized the modernization of the CWT travel and expense management system in concert with federal policy and best practice. He served as a career Air Force officer with a variety of global assignments at base and higher headquarters levels. He received his undergraduate degree in history at Southern Methodist University and his Master of Science degree in logistics management at the Air Force Institute of Technology.