Robert “Bob” Kehoe was appointed to the Commission by Governor Inslee in July 2013. Bob is the Executive Director of the Purse Seine Vessel Owners Association (“PSVOA”), a commercial fishing trade organization based in Seattle. Prior to becoming PSVOA’s Executive Director in 2009, Bob served as PSVOA’s General Counsel beginning in 1997. He is a member of the Washington and Alaska Bar, and has practiced maritime law for more than 20 years.
Since 2001, Bob has been involved in the Pacific Salmon Commission process as the U.S. Industry Representative on the Fraser Panel. Bob also served as a Washington Advisor to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission in 2004 - 2008.
Bob received his JD from the University of Denver School Law, and an MS in Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before attending law school, Bob worked as a research scientist at the SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine.
Bob lives in the Seattle Ballard neighborhood with his wife Deb and their two teenage daughters.
(CURRENT TERM: July 8, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2018)