Bob Birdsong
OK Generators

Bob moved to South Florida at the age of 7 and attended Nova Middle and High Schools. He attended Michigan State University and left after being accepted into the United States Naval Academy. Served ten years in the Navy as the Engineering Officer on the USS Narwhal, SSN 671 and as an Instructor and Division Officer at Naval Nuclear Power School and Naval Nuclear Field “A” School. Upon leaving the Navy in 1990, he went to work for OK Generators. Bob purchased the company with a partner in 1998 and bought out the partner in 2004. He completed second degree in Electrical Technologies from NYU in 2003.

  • Served in the United States Navy from 1980-1990. Earned Navy Achievement Medal
  • Served in the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary from 1988-1992
  • Instructor for Electrical Generation Systems Association (EGSA), power generation school. Developed curriculum and teaches basic and advanced course tracks (12 years).
  • BS, Nuclear Engineering, United States Naval Academy
  • BS, Electrical Technologies, University of New York
  • President/CEO OK Generators
  • President/CEO of Electrical Connections Contracting, LLC
  • Managing Director of ValiDATE
  • Director, Caribbean Generators, Ltd
  • Board Chair, Deerfield Beach Economic development Council 2018-Present
  • Board Chair Broward Health Foundation 2013-2016, 2017-2018
  • Board Chair 2-1-1 Broward, 2014-2016
  • Board Chair, HANDY, 2015-2016
  • Board Member, Secretary, Broward College Foundation, 2013-2016
  • Board Member, Junior Achievement, 2018-Present
  • Member of Advisory Council of Mission United, Chaired Education Committee 2014-2016
  • Member Board of Directors, Broward Workshop 2013-Present
  • Member of Broward Workforce Development Board 2016-2018
  • Chair of March of Dimes Signature Chef event (two years)
  • Chair Broward Health Ball (three years)
  • Chaired Leadership Broward Gala 2015
  • Active member of The Association of Energy Engineers
  • Honored at National Philanthropy Day by AFRP as Volunteer of the Year 2015
  • Honored by Broward college as a Distinguished Alumni 2015
  • Honored by Deliver the Dream as a Community Champion 2016


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