Westbrook resides in Tyler with his wife of 43 years, Cindy. He has two children and six grandchildren. He was a successful, nineteen-year veteran CiCi’s Pizza franchisee. He owned and operated three CiCi’s Pizza restaurants, two in Tyler and one in Longview. He credits his success to hard work, strong faith and family, and being active in the communities he served through the Chamber of Commerce.
Bob is a past Chairman of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he has severed one term as Area Development Council Chairman and two terms as Government Affairs Committee Chairman for the Tyler Chamber. He currently serves on the Innovation Pipeline strategic planning committee and is part of the Mayor’s Mentorship Assistance Program (MAP), guiding high school seniors through the college application process. He also sits on the City of Tyler’s Industry Growth Initiative (IGI) strategic planning executive committee.
Westbrook is also a Rotarian. He is a “Paul Harris Fellow” and past President of the Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club. He currently is a member of the South Tyler Rotary Club. His “service above self” ideology drives his community service.
Some of his past committee seats include Chairman of the East Texas Food Bank, Chairman of the Northeast Texas Public Health District, Chairman of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation and President of the Texas Restaurant Association.
He remains a staunch advocate for small business, education and the restaurant industry.