Robert S. Ukrop
President and Chief Executive Officer
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, Bobby Ukrop drives the company’s passion and enthusiasm for fresh, delicious food. He began his business career in high school as a courtesy clerk at Ukrop’s Super Markets, the grocery store chain his family founded.
A graduate of the University of Richmond and the Darden School at the University of Virginia, Bobby spent over 40 years helping grow the Ukrop’s retail business and continuing his family’s passion for food while serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998-2010.
Bobby is actively involved in the community including: a co-founder and immediate past president of the Richmond Sports Backers and president of the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership. He serves on the boards of Communities in Schools of Virginia, Greater Richmond Fit 4Kids Foundation, The Richmond First Tee; and is on the Advisory Boards of the Massey Cancer Center and the Salvation Army.