Robert "Bob" Coakley is a member of the board of directors of Swim Across America and currently serves as chairman of SwimFutures, LLC; chairman of CO-ED Media Group, LLC; and member of the New York Mercantile Exchange. COEDMagazine.com is a part of digital media group that specializes in community publishing and digital marketing across all platforms. Formerly one of the largest college magazines in the US, COED Media Group is now one of the fastest growing online publishers in the 18-24 year old market.
In previous years, Coakley was the futures president of a commodity-trading firm on the New York Mercantile Exchange as well as the president of Kitchell Developers, a residential builder based in Southern New Jersey. A graduate of Fordham University, he received his bachelors in accounting and finance. He currently resides with his wife Lisa in Florida, New Jersey and California and has been involved with Swim Across America for 19 years, having been a key player in the Hudson River event.