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Robert Simpson

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Robert Simpson

CEO

Crispus Attucks Association of York

In addition to providing vision and guidance for staff and ensuring positive relationships and collaborations within the community, Simpson is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and developing programs to address the root issues in York City.

He has been in his position with Crispus Attucks for 41 years.

“Over the past 41 years, I’ve had the honor of working as a team with our staff and partners to grow Crispus Attucks York from one small building to a four-block campus. The campus provides critical services, including child care, a charter school, workforce development, housing, and more, for our community,” Simpson said.

The most important life lesson he’s learned: it’s important to listen to others for advice and learn from different perspectives, which can only happen if we are humble. “No one person has all the answers, so we need to work together to successfully serve our community,” he said.

Eight years ago, he found a young abandoned dog; she was very underweight. “My wife and I didn’t want her to be put down, so we decided to keep her. She has become the love of our life. I enjoy walking and playing with her every single day,” Simpson said.

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This profile is part of Central Penn Business Journal's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.

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