Cool clear crisp morning air,
The rich nutbrown smell of oak and maple leaves before decay,
And whitecaps storming the beach the tourists left behind,
Quiet village streets no longer clogged with New York plates,
And a careless artist who spills her muted palette across my whole world
And makes me smile at the absurdity of well-ordered permanence.
I'm Rob Zarnetske, a decorated and forward-thinking leader with 27+ years of experience in public service, government administration, public policy development, and implementation. I'm a dedicated and community-driven professional who knows that excellent public service is only possible when public servants focus on the needs and well being of the people.
I've been lucky enough to build a career solving problems for real people using the leadership skills, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities I've developed along the way to promote a culture of inclusion, transparency & self-accountability.
As a professional, I like to think I possess the exceptional ability to quickly and correctly assess problems from both a strategic legal and business perspective to bring pragmatic solutions to complex civil issues. Throughout my career, I have a proven record of accomplishments at every level of government. My achievements are underpinned by three pillars: leadership, management, and innovation.
As a person, I am passionate about strengthening public institutions and civil society. I've become highly skilled at influencing behavior at all levels to improve civil performance and realize strategic goals. I build organizations like I build stone walls (the one on the home page is one of mine -- the star too). Success comes, not by forcing the stones; it comes by carefully looking to see what fits and then making the match.