Bob Norton

Business Advisor

Santa Cruz SBDC

About Me:

Bob Norton retired from his business brokerage 6 years ago after over 150 successful sales transactions and has been actively working to help improve the quality of life for his neighbors and friends in Aptos.   He has been involved with the Aptos Chamber Board for 13 years serving on the executive board, board president, and chair of the 4th of July Parade Committee for the past 13 years.  Bob has served two terms of 8 years total on the Board of Directors and past Board President of Above the Line dedicated to providing housing, education, placement and other vital services to at-risk children and youth.

Recognizing that 1 in 4 children in Santa Cruz County are food challenged, Bob’s current passion is for Second Harvest where he chairs the Second Harvest’s Board of Trustees, which he joined in 2011.   Bob’s 36 years of experience in the grocery industry, including president of a Bay Area distribution company provides a depth of experience and clarity to distribution, logistics, and personnel challenges at Second Harvest.

Expertise: Purchasing