Robert E. Staed, Jr., J.D.
Bob Staed is a co-founder of EPIC’s Greyling Insurance Brokers Division. He is the Managing Principal of the firm’s St. Louis, MO office. He is responsible for developing new business and providing service to clients, primarily those headquartered in the Midwest and West. He currently serves on several committees of industry organizations such as the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and is a frequent speaker on the topics of insurance, contracts, and risk management.

Before joining Greyling, Bob spent the prior 13 years of his career in various senior leadership positions with HOK, one of the world’s largest design firms, where he had primary responsibility for legal affairs, risk management, and insurance. Among the positions he held are senior vice president; general counsel; corporate secretary; advisor to the board of directors of HOK Group, Inc., HOK’s global parent company; and senior principal, chief legal officer, and member of the management team responsible for running the day-to-day U.S. operations of HOK’s largest subsidiary, HOK Sport.

While with HOK, Bob’s large, complex project experience included Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals), Citi Field (New York Mets), Heathrow Terminal 5, LAC + USC Medical Center, London 2012 Olympics, NFL Super Bowl, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Toronto Hospital Clinical Services Building, Wembley Stadium (London), and Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees). Prior to joining HOK in 1994, Bob was in the private practice of law where he concentrated his efforts on representing professionals in negligence-based claims. He also served from 1995 through 2000 on the Corporate Counsel Committee of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction.

Bob is a 1987 graduate of the St. Louis University School of Law. He also received an undergraduate degree in accounting from St. Louis University in 1984.