Northwood University Elects Robert J. Grubb to its Board of Trustees

Robert J. Grubb
On May 17, Robert Grubb was elected to Northwood University’s Board of Trustees during its annual meeting. Grubb also serves as national co-chair of Northwood’s capital campaign along with his wife, Julie, and is a member of Northwood’s Board of Governors.

Grubb earned an associate’s degree in banking and finance, an associate’s degree in automotive marketing and a bachelor’s degree in management from Northwood University in 1980. He studied for his M.B.A degree at Babson College in Wellesley, MA.

Northwood University honored Grubb with its Outstanding Alumni Award in 1993 and an honorary doctor of laws degree in 2008. His long-standing support for Northwood includes the creation of the Samuel R. Marotta Faculty Ethics Award in partnership with the late Dr. Dale Haywood.

Grubb is a co-founder and chief executive officer of Alliant National Title Insurance Company, Inc., headquartered in Longmont, CO. Alliant National is a growing title insurance underwriter currently operating in ten states. It is unique in how it serves independent title agents helping them to expand their businesses, reduce their costs and risks, and increase profits in a non-competitive partnership. Grubb currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Underwriter Section of the American Land Title Association. He has founded a number of other companies over the past 25 years. Grubb is a seasoned executive who has started and grown companies operating internationally and domestically. He has provided his time and energy to help a range of nonprofit organizations.

Grubb and his wife reside near Longmont, Colorado.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.