Bob Hazlett is the Chair of the Austin Institute for Men Who Get More Distinguished and Handsome as They Age :-).

Bob Hazlett is the Chair of the Austin Institute for Men Who Get More Distinguished and Handsome as They Age :-).

My given name is Robert Hazlett, but most people call me “Bob.” I also respond to “Bobbyhaze,” “Bobby Digital,” and “Hey, Dad.”

I’ve been a professional marketer for around 15 years now and quite a bit of my recent work has centered around marketing strategy, campaign development, brand management, digital marketing and product marketing.

Throughout my career I’ve been lucky enough to work with Fortune 500 companies, amazing non-profits and world class people. And truthfully when the day is done, I just want to make great work with people who make it a goal to continually get better at their craft. My work has been featured in places like The New York Times and Mashable and I’ve won a handful of industry awards. I’ve been named to the Top 40 Under 40, been the Rookie of the Year in my Skeeball league (yes, that’s a thing in Austin, TX) and have had the opportunity to work with awesome partners like Google, ESPN, BuzzFeed, Hulu and The Second City. You can checkout my resume here.

Right now, the top few things on my bucket list are to write and illustrate a children’s book, play the top 100 public golf courses and help adult men forge deeper friendships.

I love sleeping with the windows up during a cool summer night, open-face hamburgers (made by my grandma below), and tinkering with new technology. My heroes are my grandma (for her grit, deep thirst of knowledge and simple approach to life) and Shaq (for his ability to be a mixture of about 50 different people). I grew up in the Midwest and in the forth grade I got to be Judy Blume’s assistant for the day. It was pretty much the highlight of my childhood. Through a portion of my life, I struggled with depression and perfectionism, and I know what it feels like to be ashamed, ruminate on my thoughts and be disconnected emotionally. I’ve done a lot of work on that area of my life, so if you’re in a similar situation and need to chat, send me a message.