Biography of Robert G. Hoffman


Robert G. Hoffman resides in New York City. He grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, was graduated from Boston Latin School (1947), Harvard College (A.B. 1951) and the Wharton Graduate School of Business (M.B.A. 1954). Bob married Linda Weiss in 1958. Linda is a retired Professor of Chemistry at Baruch College of the City University of New York. They have a son, Sam, who resides in New York City and whose profession is in the field of finance.

Bob is a Certified Public Accountant by profession and since 1995 has been president of Robert G. Hoffman Inc., a financial consulting firm. From 1979 to 1995 he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Synergy Group Incorporated, a multi-state marketer of propane. Bob served on a number of other corporate boards prior to serving on the board of Synergy Group Incorporated. In addition, he had been a member of the board of directors of the United Nations International School, where he served as Vice-Chairman, and the New York Tennis Club, where he served as President. He also served on the board of the Harvard Club of Long Island and the New York Chapter of the Boston Latin School Association. For his “outstanding volunteer efforts and service” for Boston Latin School over a number of years, Bob received the Dr. Joseph F. Desmond ’44 Volunteer Award in 1997.

Bob has participated in competitive sports his entire life. Among his athletic accomplishments, Bob was a member of his high school basketball state championship team in 1947. That team became a Charter Member of the Hall of Fame of Boston Latin School. In the 1980’s, Bob held a ranking in the seniors’ division of the Eastern Section of the United States Tennis Association.

In 1985, due to eventful circumstances in his personal life, Bob became very interested in the field of classical ballet. In 1986, despite his full-time demanding job, Bob wrote what is known as the “Blue Book” - the story and choreographic outline of a classical ballet, Pater Olympian. Bob presented the “Blue Book” along with Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven for development of choreography. In 1992, Bob sponsored a presentation of an early version of the ballet in an educational workshop for the benefit of the students of Boston Latin School.

In February 2000, Bob was introduced to Phyllis Latin, for many years a choreographer and teacher of dance in Saratoga Springs, New York. Phyllis requested Bob to become a member of the board of directors of the Phyllis Latin Dance Company, Inc., a not-for-profit organization. Phyllis agreed to assist Bob in accomplishing his long-time goal… to bring Pater Olympian the magnitude of choreography the story and music deserved, and to stage Pater Olympian somewhere in the world at the earliest possible time. After overcoming seemingly overwhelming odds, the world premiere of Pater Olympian took place in Moscow on December 6, 2002.