Robert Moon holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and did graduate work at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He served as an officer in the United States Navy for 22 years, retiring with the rank of Commander. In the civilian sector, Rob spent 17 years as a Section 16 “C” level executive in the field of information technology as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for large, publicly traded global corporations. Rob was elected Mayor of the City of Palm Springs in 2015, a position he held for four years. Before that he served on the Palm Springs Measure J Commission from its inception in 2012 until 2015, the first two years as Chairman. Rob sits on the Editorial Board of The Desert Sun, Co-Chairs the Save the Plaza Theatre Steering Committee, and is President of the Desert Roundtable. He is currently a Realtor with Keller Williams Luxury Properties in Palm Springs. He and his husband, Bob Hammack, live in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs.