Robert Day is chairman and chief executive officer of the W.M. Keck Foundation, one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations with assets of more than $1.2 billion. Mr. Day also serves as chief executive officer of Oakmont Corporation, and in 1971, founded Trust Company of the West, where he served as chairman from 1971 until 2014. He is a member of the Board of Governors of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, a member of the Board of Overseers at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and is chairman emeritus of the Board of Trustees at Claremont McKenna College, where he founded of the Robert Day Scholars program. Mr. Day was a director of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. from 1995 to 2016. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Millikan Medal from the California Institute of Technology, the institutions highest honor.
Mr. Day is also a member of The Business Council and the Alfalfa Club located in Washington. In 2002, Mr. Day served on President George W. Bush’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. In April 2006, Mr. Day was awarded The Decoration of Officier de la Legion D’Honneur from the Government of France.
Mr. Day earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Claremont McKenna College in 1965.