Robert S. Holmes served as the Eno Foundation's president for nearly 12 years, retiring from day-to-day direction of Foundation activities in 1986.
A graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Mr. Holmes also studied at the Yale University Bureau of Highway Traffic. He was in the Transportation Corps of the US Army from 1941 to 1947, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
After World War II he accepted the position of Executive Secretary of the Institute of Traffic Engineers in New Haven, CT 1947-51; Chief Highway Engineer of the Federal Civil Defense Administration in Washington, DC 1951-53; Executive Assistant to the President of Wald Industries in Huntington, PA 1953-56; then was General Manager of Construction Marketing with US Steel in Pittsburgh for almost 18 years.
Mr. Holmes holds honorary life memberships in the American Society of Civil Engineers and ITE. He is Past President and a Director of ARTBA; Past President of the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association; a former member of HUFSAM's Policy Advisory Committee, and former Chairman of the Committee on Transportation Development.