Hon. Robert M. Pittenger
Awarded: Knight Commander’s Accolade – August 3, 2013
Awarded by Knight Commander William E. Dreyer during the KAOEF Leadership Lecture Luncheon of the 75th Convention in San Antonio, Texas
Robert Pittenger is the U.S. Congressman representing the citizens of the 9th District of North Carolina. His district is home to the second-largest financial center in the country, located in Charlotte. He serves on the House Committee on Financial Services and is the Chairman of the Congressional Taskforce on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare.
Born and raised in Texas, Robert was the youngest of four children. Upon graduating from the University of Texas, Congressman Pittenger began his career in service to his faith. He worked for 10 years as Assistant to the President of Campus Crusade for Christ. In 1985, Congressman Pittenger and his family moved to Charlotte, where he built a national real estate investment company. He served in the North Carolina Senate from 2003-2008.
Congressman Pittenger and his wife Suzanne live in Charlotte and have four grown children and seven grandchildren.