Robert “Bob” Wolff, P.E., PhD
Dr. Wolff assumed the position as Executive Director, Quality of Life Plus (QL+) on March 5, 2018. Together with the President and Founder, Jon Monett, he is responsible setting its strategic direction and establishing partnerships with colleges and universities hosting QL+ programs. Dr. Wolff is responsible for staffing and management of the organization of seven full time employees and a $1.1M budget and he reports to a six person Board of Directors.
Dr. Wolff’s previous position was the Executive Director of the Society of American Military Engineers. During his 12 years in that position, he grew the organization from an annual budget of $1.8M to $6.5M and established an Education and Mentoring Fund of over $900,000. Prior to his position at SAME, Dr. Wolff spent four years an engineering company, with CH2M Hill, pursuing transportation, environmental and design-build DOD projects. During his 25 years in Civil Service, he held several senior positions in both the Army Corps of Engineers, including the Army Director of Facilities Management and Chief of Engineering of the Baltimore District, and at Air Force HQ as the Deputy Civil Engineer and the Director of Plans and Integration for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Installations and Logistics.
Commissioned in the U.S. Army as an Engineer Officer in 1965, Dr. Wolff spent nine years on active duty including Airborne and Ranger Schools, and assignments in Germany; Ft Lewis, WA; Ft Lee, VA; Vietnam; Ft Belvoir, VA; Washington, D.C.; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He completed a 26 year military career in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Dr. Wolff has a BS Degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a Masters in Engineering-Economic Planning and PhD in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. He is also a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia and is a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dr. Wolff, a native of Washington, D.C., is married to Phyllis Halpern Wolff of Chevy Chase, MD; they have two children and two teenage grandchildren.