- Category : Entrepreneur
- Type : GP
- Profile : 1/4 - Investigating / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (2,15)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 4
Robert (Bob) S. Schwartz, C.Ped., is an American businessman who is the president and CEO of Eneslow Pedorthic Enterprises, Inc. This includes Eneslow, a New York City specialty show store and pedorthic facility founded in 1909, and Eneslow Pedorthic Institute (EPI) an education and training center for healthcare professionals. He is a frequent lecturer to healthcare professionals, footwear retailers and the public, and a recognized leader in the footwear and footcare industries. He holds a B.S., Accounting, Syracuse University (graduated in 1962), and is a Certified Pedorthist (C. Ped), American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics in 1974
Schwartz is currently an adjunct instructor in the Separtment of orthopedic sciences at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He participates on the faculty of Aetrex University, and on the advisory board of foot.com and Pedorthic Newswire. He has been a faculty member of the pedorthic programs at Northwestern University, New York University, UCLA, Ball State University, and Shoe Service Institute of America.
He currently serves as Vice Chair and on the Board of Directors of the National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA), after nine years as Chair of its Education Committee; he also serves as Chair of the Pedorthic Educators Committee and is a former President of the Pedorthic Footwear Association, the professional association of pedorthists.
In 1987, Schwartz received the Seymour Lefton Award by the Pedorthic Footwear Association (PFA), its most prestigious honor, for his advancement of the pedorthic profession.
In 2008 he received the Al Singer Award by the National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA), "in recognition of traits so essential to progress: independence, innovation, perseverance, a quest for challenges, and an unwavering love of humanity."
He has published many articles on pedorthics and footwear which have appeared in Current Pedorthics, M. Jahss: Foot & Ankle, Podiatry Management, Biomechanics, PM News, Pedorthic Newswire, Healthy Living from the Ground Up, etc.
He is the President and on the board and executive committee of the 23rd Street Association, a New York City civic and trade organization, and of 23rd Street Community Projects, a 501(c)3 Foundation. In 2009 he was named Retailer of the Year by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.