Mr. Gary Hobbs
Chief Executive Officer, Black and White Investments, LLC
"Engineering, especially electrical engineering, was one of the best decisions I made early in life. My Purdue education in engineering and business (Krannert) provided me with a solid foundation to not only expand my career experiences over five different businesses (AT&T, Eli Lilly, Roche, HTECH, and BWI), but more importantly an opportunity to develop my God‐given talents and to refine my purpose over the past 25+ years. Purdue Engineering (ECE) also allowed me to accomplish a childhood dream of getting a patent. I am blessed to have three patents along with now developing a multi‐million dollar business that is having a positive, lasting impact on urban communities throughout the US."
Gary Hobbs is an entrepreneur and former corporate executive with extensive experience in real estate, technology, and healthcare.
Mr. Hobbs began his career as an electrical design engineer and successfully migrated through the executive ranks of companies including AT&T, Eli Lilly, and Roche Diagnostics. He currently serves as CEO for Black and White Investments, LLC (BWI, LLC). Gary founded BWI in 2005 as a full-service development and construction management company with a focus on mixed-use and mixed-income projects serving urban and college-centered communities. BWI was recently recognized by Fortune.com as the second fastest growing inner-city based company in the United States.
Mr. Hobbs serves as committee chair for the National Urban Real Estate Development and Housing Task Force, sponsored by Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Tim Scott. He is a licensed Project Management Professional (PMP) and has three patents related to digital signal processing and acoustic echo cancellation.
Mr. Hobbs holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, and a MBA in finance, all from Purdue University.