Former U.S. Senator
BOB CORKER is a successful businessman, former United States senator, and was previously named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine. Corker represented Tennesseans in the Senate from 2007-2019, where he served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and became a national and global thought leader on fiscal, financial, and foreign policy issues. He was Tennessee’s commissioner of finance and mayor of Chattanooga before being elected to the Senate, but he spent most of his life in business. At the age of 25, Corker started his own general contracting firm that quickly expanded operations to 18 states around the country. Soon after, he founded the Corker Group, which acquired, developed, built, managed, and leased projects. In January of 2019, Corker returned to business. He currently serves as chairman of Rise Partners, which acquires, develops, manages, and leases both commercial and residential projects; is chairman of One-to-One Health, which delivers at work and virtual concierge medicine; and is a special advisor to Jefferies Financial Group, a global investment banking firm. He also serves on the advisory board for several philanthropic and policy-focused organizations. Corker and his wife, Elizabeth, call Chattanooga home.