Robert Joseph, CDME

Assistant City Manager & Director of the Office of Business and Tourism

City of Montrose (Colorado)

Robert_JosephCurrently assistant city manager and director of the Office of Business and Tourism (OBT) for Montrose, Colorado, Rob led the creation of Montrose’s newly formed tourism effort and immediately set high standards for creativity, innovation, and excellence by instituting a culture of hospitality, envisioning an award-winning visitor center and visitor guide, adopting the community marketing organization framework, and championing the OBT’s successful effort to become an accredited destination organization. 

Rob has lived and studied internationally, has an intimate understanding of various dominant cultures, and retains his working knowledge of several languages. Raised in London, his educational foundation takes root in the British system; however, he holds several advanced degrees from regarded American universities. 

Rob has owned a successful computer consulting business, been involved in real estate, taught university courses, and served as an elected official. He has appeared on television and spoken nationally to audiences, designed software programs, written technical documentation and user manuals, been published for work pertaining to personal achievement and relationship building skills, co-authored a college level textbook, and created a training DVD for online learning.