10.29.2009 Robert C. Nusbaum Named 2009 Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Scouter Citizen of the Year NORFOLK, Va. – Williams Mullen announces that Robert C. Nusbaum, a partner in the firm’s corporate section, has been named the 2009 Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Scouter Citizen of the Year by the Tidewater Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The award is bestowed upon individuals who exemplify public service in the community.
“Having been an active Boy Scout from 1936 to ’39, I owe much to the Boy Scouts of America, and am immensely proud and grateful to receive this award, which until now has been conferred on such distinguished and worthy citizens,” said Mr. Nusbaum.
Mr. Nusbaum’s civic activities include eight years on the board of directors and executive committee of Norfolk International Terminals; 11 years as a trustee of Virginia Wesleyan College; years of service on various boards of Sentara Health Systems and its predecessors; five years on the board of directors of the Virginia State Library, now called the Library of Virginia, including one year as chairman; and as an officer and director of the Tidewater American Red Cross, the Norfolk Forum, and Virginia Symphony; and more recently, the Foundation for the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and the Diabetes Institutes Foundation. Mr. Nusbaum received the second Barron F. Black Community Builder Award from the Norfolk Foundation in 2008.
“This a great honor,” said Thomas R. Frantz, president and COO of Williams Mullen. “Bob has dedicated his life to giving back to the Hampton Roads community. This award is testament to his commitment to the community.
Mr. Nusbaum attended Harvard and received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1948 and is the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree from Virginia Wesleyan College. He served with the Ninth Airforce Service Command and OSS in the European Theater during World War II.