Robert L. O'Toole

Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief of Staff

Robert O’Toole is chief human resources officer for CoBank as well as chief of staff to the president and chief executive officer. Mr. O’Toole is responsible for the bank’s talent acquisition and retention strategies, compensation and payroll, employee benefits and learning, and leadership and organizational development, initiatives including human equity and engagement. He also provides support to the president and CEO, primarily with program management and strategic initiatives across the executive team and the bank. Mr. O’Toole is a member of CoBank’s Management Executive Committee as well as the Retirement Trust, and Health and Welfare Benefits committees. He also serves as chairman of the Non-Qualified Plans committee.

Mr. O’Toole has more than 30 years of experience in business and human resources. Prior to joining CoBank in 2001, he was with ING Group. Mr. O’Toole is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Mile High Society for Human Resource Management, and the Association for Talent Development.

Mr. O’Toole earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in human resources management from Chapman University. Mr. O'Toole is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resource Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).