Robert Hites,

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He has held or currently holds many professional credentials, including:

  1. Certified Safety Professional
  2. Certified Business Continuity Professional
  3. Certified Quality Auditor
  4. Safety Management Specialist
  5. Certified Instructional Trainer
  6. Construction Health and Safety Technician
  7. Federal Aviation Administration Airframe & Powerplant License
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Robert Hites is the founder and CEO of Forethought Consulting Inc., providing leadership development, organizational management, safety, and emergency response/disaster planning assistance to government and private sectors. He is also a co-founder of Nito Solutions, LLC. He has held or currently holds many professional credentials, including:

Robert is an accomplished professional specializing in advanced problem-solving. He partners with stakeholders to unravel complex issues, identify triggering factors, develop strategies and translate those into operational actions which are implemented to achieve specified results. He is a gifted public speaker, team facilitator, and proven project manager.

Before founding Forethought, Robert was the General Manager of Compliance for Delta Air Lines’ Airport Customer Service (ACS) division. His background includes broad exposure in managing various business aspects, including quality, disaster planning, emergency response, environmental compliance, aviation safety, occupational safety, aviation maintenance, aviation security, and information technology.

In addition to his civilian career, Robert has served in the United States Army National Guard for over 30 years contributing with distinction in aircraft maintenance, medical service corps, communications, and special operations. He has served overseas more than twelve times, with four to an active combat zone in three separate theaters. He currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel commanding a battalion in the Texas Army National Guard’ Regional Training Institute.

Robert’s formal education includes three degrees, the latest being a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. He is married and lives with his family in Austin, TX.