Bob Asher

A Business Person

Board of Directors’ Co-Chairman, Asher’s Chocolates (4th generation family candy business of C.A. Asher), major candy-making and national distribution center at Souderton, PA, with operations also in Historic Germantown area of Philadelphia and Lewistown, PA.

Asher’s annually produces more than 6 million pounds of confectioneries for national and international distribution.

An Involved Citizen

  • Pennsylvania member of Republican National Committee, appointed 1998
  • Chairman, Development Committee, Nature Conservancy of Pennsylvania
  • Board of Directors, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Advisory Board; and Salvation Army, Philadelphia Region
  • Member, Pennsylvania Society
  • Philadelphia Zoological Society
  • Session of Oreland (PA) Presbyterian Church
  • Union League of Philadelphia
  • Academy Club of Germantown Academy
  • Leadership Council, Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania
  • Avalon (NJ) Yacht Club
  • Old York Road Country Club, Gwynedd, PA
  • Chairman, Republican Party of Pennsylvania, 1983-1986
  • Chairman, Montgomery State County (PA) Republican Committee, 1978-1986
  • State Chairman, PA Governor Dick Thornburgh’s successful re-election campaign committee, 1982
  • Delegate, Republican National Convention, Detroit 1980 and Dallas 1984
  • Commissioner, Springfield Township, Montgomery County, PA 1968-1971
  • Delegate, Republican National Convention, 2000-2012

Civic Recognition

  • Humanitarian Award, Montgomery County (PA) Association for Retarded Citizens
  • Special Award/Recognition, Valley Forge (PA) Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Good Citizenship Award, Union League of Philadelphia

Educational Attainments

  • Graduate, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Commerce, Philadelphia, B.S. in Economics (Class of 1960)
  • Graduate, Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, PA (Class of 1955)

Military Service

  • U.S. Army veteran, active duty and reserve status

Personal Data

  • Married to former Joyce Webb, with three children, son Jeff, daughters Jill and Jodi, all married and with three grandchildren.
  • Montgomery County, PA resident more than 35 years.