Robert B. Hambright ’70
Retired Construction Industry Executive
Blowing Rock, N.C.
After 25 years leading J.A. Jones Construction, one of the nation’s largest construction companies, Bob Hambright served as president and chief executive officer of the Southeast Division for Balfour Beatty, a provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management, design-build and privatized military housing services.
As a member of the Clemson University Foundation’s board of directors and chair in 2019-2020, Hambright drove the improvement of donor stewardship and restructuring to enhance support for fundraising activities.
Within the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, Hambright and his wife, Susan, have created the Hambright Scholars Program, the Robert B. ’70 and Susan B. Hambright Annual Leadership Program in Engineering and the Hambright Distinguished Professorship in Engineering Leadership. They are also major donors to athletics.