Robert Zagunis serves as a trustee and president of the United States Fencing Foundation. Among other community involvements, he also is a trustee and president of the Japanese Garden Society of Portland.
A 1976 Olympian in rowing, Zagunis won the 1975 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships in a four with a coxswain and competed in the 1975 World Championships and Pan American Games. Zagunis is a Life member of both USA Fencing and US Rowing.
For a quadrennium ending in 1994, Zagunis served as a director, treasurer and a member of the executive committee for US Rowing.
Zagunis is currently managing member of Keturi LLC – a private investment entity. He held various positions over 25 years with Jensen Investment Management, retiring as chairman and managing director. Previously, Zagunis was vice president with Union Bank of California and held a variety of management positions at First Interstate Bank of Oregon.
Zagunis earned his Bachelor’s degree in business with an international trade concentration and a science minor. He went on to earn a general degree from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, accredited through University of Delaware.
Philanthropy, community investment and sport are priorities for Zagunis whose daughter, two-time Olympic Champion Mariel Zagunis, is the most decorated fencer in the United States. Robert and his wife, Debb, currently live in Lake Oswego, Oregon.