Leaetta Marie Hough and Robert Charles Muschewske - As noted previously, Bob and Leaetta were married in July of 2009. The marriage ceremony took place on the back yard patio of 370 Summit with 200 friends and family in attendance. Leaetta's Maid of Honor was Sydney Hough, her 11 year old grand-niece. Bob's Best Men were his two grandsons, Blake and Tyler - 8 and 10 years old respectively.
Leaetta received her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology in 1980 from the University of Minnesota. In 1995 she founded and became President of her own company, The Dunnette Group, while still retaining her appointment as an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota. In 2005 she was honored to be elected president of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and in 2007 was elected president of the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS), a coalition of more than 60 scientific societies and affiliates. An expert in the measurement and utilization of human capital, her many scientific publications have helped shape the science and practice of I-O Psychology. Leaetta continues to be active in her profession writing scholarly articles in her field, consulting with clients, and serving as an expert witness.
Bob received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska in 1969. After receiving a direct commission as Captain in the United States Army Medical Service Corps in 1968, he served for six years as an Army Psychologist with assignments at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, DC, the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Fort Ord, California. In 1974 he embarked on a thirty-eight year career in management consulting serving as a Partner and officer with three international management consulting firms - Hay Management Consultants, A.T. Kearney, and Personnel Decisions International. In the late 1980s he lived and worked in Tokyo and Hong Kong for three years and was accountable for direction of Hay's six offices in the region. His consulting practice during the last fifteen years of his career focused on working with boards of directors to help them identify the next chief executive officer and to assist them in evaluating their own performance as a board. He has published numerous articles describing his point of view and recommended approach to these critical tasks.
An avid golfer, Bob joined Hazeltine National Golf Club in 1984 and served as its President in 2003 and 2004. He also held leadership positions in the 1991 U.S. Open and the 2002 and 2009 PGA Championships - all held at Hazeltine.
Now retired, Bob serves on the boards of the Ramsey County Historical Society and Public Art Saint Paul. Because of his admiration for the work of Clarence H. Johnston he, along with significant help from Leaetta, organized the Clarence H. Johnston Society - a group devoted to studying and learning about the life and work of Johnston.
Bob and Leaetta enjoy traveling and their home displays many antiques and art objects they individually and jointly have accumulated in their travels throughout the world. Enthusiastic photographers, Bob and Leaetta create photoboks that capture highlights of their many travel adventures and family events. Bob is an active member of the Saint Paul Camera Club.
Leaetta and Bob enjoy entertaining and frequently share their home hosting celebrations for family, friends and non-profit organizations. Their parties - known for bringing together interesting and diverse people - are often held on the back yard patio with its panoramic views of the beautiful valley below and the High Bridge over the Mississippi River.
Leaetta and Bob are committed to doing their part in maintaining 370 Summit consistent with the vision articulated by J Wesley Bond in 1853 while adapting it to contemporary needs. They will continue to share it with others as the home enters the next 100 years of its existence.