Former U.S. Senator
BOB CORKER is a successful businessman, former United States senator, and was previously named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine. Corker represented Tennesseans in the Senate from 2007 to 2018, where he served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was an active member of the Senate Banking Committee and Senate Budget Committee. He was Tennessee’s commissioner of finance and mayor of Chattanooga before being elected to the Senate, but he spent most of his life in business. At the age of 25, Corker started his own construction company with $8,000 in savings, eventually expanding operations to 18 states across the country. He later purchased two of the largest and oldest real estate holding companies in Chattanooga. It’s that results-driven, businessman’s perspective that allowed him to make a mark during his Senate tenure and become a national and global thought leader on fiscal, financial, and foreign policy issues. Corker graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1974 with a degree in industrial management. He and his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth, call Chattanooga home.