Bob Bishop is and has always been an industry leader. In 1995 he served on the Board of the St. Louis Ad Club and again in 2004-2010, during which time he was Membership Chair for three years. In 2006 Bob founded REBUS, an organization devoted to the education and career development of younger St. Louis advertising and marketing professionals. Bob served the Board of the Mid-America Search & Staffing Association (MKSSA) from 2002-2010 as Marketing Chair.
He was appointed to the Board of the Regional Technology Education Council (RTEC) by the Governor and funded by the State of Missouri. Bob served for three years. He was also a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Visual Technology at St. Louis Community College, Meramec Valley Campus and served on that Board for over 10 years. He served on the Business Marketing Association Board from 2002-2005.
Bob was a founding member of the St. Louis Chapter of ASMP (The American Society of Media Photographers) and continued to serve on its Board for over 15 years. In January, 2012 he was elected to the Board of the International Photography Hall of Fame (IPHF) and continues to serve as Secretary and as Chair of the Hall of Fame Induction Committee. In 2023 he was elected as a Co-Chairman of the Board.
In 2009, Bob co-founded ready + willing, an association providing local non-profits with the pro bono marketing support they would otherwise be unable to receive.