Robert Crumpton

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Robert Crumpton

Manager, Inclusion and Diversity
Edward Jones

Robert Crumpton joined Edward Jones October 2015, with over 19 years of human resources and diversity experience.  In his current role, Robert is responsible for diversity/inclusion analytics, Business Resource Groups and assisting and supporting the I & D strategy and implementation. 

Before Edward Jones, Robert was the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Panera Bread Co, Monsanto, and Navistar (2004-2014).  Under his leadership, Monsanto earned top company honors by Diversity Inc Magazine, Top 50 Companies for Diversity (2008-2009); Working Mother Magazine, Top companies for working mothers (2008); and 100% Corporate Equality Index Score by the Human Right Campaign, which focuses on LGBTA equality in the workplace. 

Also, Robert started his human resource career with IBM’s Executive Human Resource Enrichment Program where he held various HR rotational positions from 1997 through 2001.

Robert holds a B.A. degree in LAS/Economics and Master of Education in Human Resources Training and Development from the University of Illinois. 

Robert is also active in the St. Louis community as a member of New City School Board, St. Louis Community College Foundation Board, and Vice Chairman of the Board, Youth in Need. 

Fun Facts: Robert was a 4-year starter at defensive back for the Fighting Illini football team (1990-1995), and he also played four preseason games for the Chicago Bears (1995).  In his spare time, Robert enjoys traveling, reading and running marathons.