Bob Roth had divers experience in the transportation industry before moving to local government in New Jersey. After a two year stint as a U.S. Army Finance Officer, primarily in Korea, he worked for Pan Am in JFK and Central America during the mid ‘60s and early ‘70s, when aircraft hijacking reached its peak and terrorism was beginning to show its violent nature.
After surviving martial law in Guatemala, he used his financial skills in managing operations for international shipping companies.
Bob retired as the Chief Financial Officer of Middletown Township, New Jersey after 22 years, during which he published numerous articles on municipal finance and budgeting.
PanAm during the mid ‘60s & ‘70s was more than just a job; it was a series of adventures. I was snowbound & buried in baggage at JFK Airport during the Christmas Blizzard of ’66. I was on special assignment in Paris during the general strike of ’68. I survived 3 years of martial law in Guatemala after Amb. Mien was executed. My plane caught fire and lost its only two engines. I had a ball.