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Robert E. Oglesby

Commissioner 
General Services

Bob Oglesby is the Commissioner of General Services for the State of Tennessee, a position in which he oversees the State’s real estate activities, its central procurement functions, motor vehicle management, printing and media services, and warehousing and distribution.  Prior to assuming that position in August 2013, he served for almost three years as State Architect for Tennessee after a 30-year career as an architect, including 25 years as a principal / owner in practice in Tennessee.

Bob has always been driven to bring greater value to his clients as well – continuously looking for additional ways he and his team could help clients achieve their goals and/or achieve higher levels of performance than they otherwise could realize.

To this end, Bob continues to be a dedicated proponent of embracing best business practices and leading edge initiatives, including data-driven decision making, performance-based solutions, and technology-driven processes.

Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  He and his wife, Vicki, live in Nashville and have a son, Matt, who graduated college in May 2016.