Robert A. Hayes (Bob) is a fifth generation Californian born in Newport Beach. A political science graduate of California State University Fullerton, he is a past instructor for the UCLA Extension in real estate investment, an award-winning real estate sales professional, an entrepreneur, and an avid history buff. In 2000, Bob became the co-founder and vice president of Burba Hotel Network (BHN), known today as the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. Bob often says that he is the “power behind the BHN throne.” In reality, Bob holds the Scottish title Baron of Delgaty, which is associated with the Clan Hay Centre at Delgatie Castle. Along with his partner, Jim Burba, Bob believes strongly in giving back to the community through philanthropic efforts.