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Robert Burris

Affiliated Consultant

Robert Burris is President and CEO of the Burris Service Group (BSG) in California and is an Affiliated Consultant of KMK Consulting Company.  BSG is a full service consulting practice providing advisory services in economic development, strategic economic research, real estate site strategy, management, and institutional growth.

Prior to BSG, Bob was Executive Vice President and Interim CEO of the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO), then the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council (Greater Sacramento). He is trained as an urban economist and experienced in applied economics, economic development, and real estate market analysis.  As Executive Vice President in both organizations, his responsibilities included external marketing and business attraction for the six-county Sacramento Region.  His duties took him across the U.S. and to Europe in an effort to raise the visibility of the Sacramento Region and meet with government trade agencies, organizations and companies interested in investing in the region. 

Bob’s professional experience also includes information technology marketing with AT&T/NCR Systemedia Group, real estate, economic and urban land use research with the California State University - Real Estate & Land Use Institute (RELUI), private consulting with Economic and Planning Systems (EPS), and senior management positions as Client Services Manager and Research Director of Grubb & Ellis Company, where he provided real estate and economic data and analysis to major corporate clients, as well as coordinated regional marketing functions.  He has also been an expert witness in civil litigation proceedings.

Bob earned his B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Market Analysis from Sacramento State University.  He is also a member of many boards and committees within the region and state, including the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Sacramento State, HackerLab, the California Air Resources Board’s CoolCalifornia Awards, California Technology Council, and is Chair of the Advisory Board for Drexel University-Sacramento.  He is frequently asked to speak at regional meetings surrounding economic development trends and best practices. Most recently, Bob received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Drexel University, and gave the commencement address during graduation at the Sacramento campus.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Bob is a member of many boards and committees within the region and state, including the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Sacramento State, HackerLab, the California Air Resources Board’s CoolCalifornia Awards, California Technology Council, and is Chair of the Advisory Board for Drexel University-Sacramento.  
KMK Consulting Company LLC
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Cincinnati Ohio 45202
TEL: (916) 837-9525
Education
  • Bob earned a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Market Analysis from Sacramento State University.