Robert Maginn

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Robert A. "Bob" Maginn, Jr. (born October 31, 1956[1]) is an American businessman and political figure who served as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party from 2011 to 2013.

Early life[edit]

Maginn graduated summa cum laude from the University of Dayton with a B.S. in Business Administration and received a M.L.A. degree in government and a M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.[2][3]

Business career[edit]

From 1983 to 2000, Maginn worked for Bain & Company as a management consultant and later as a senior partner, board member, and director.[1][2][3][4]

Since 1997 he has been a director of iBasis.[3]

In 1998 he joined Jenzabar, an internet company that provides software to colleges and universities, as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer.[4]

From 2006-2010 he was a Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, Member of Audit Committee and Member of Compensation Committee at ICx Technologies.[3]

Maginn is also the Chairman of New Media Japan.[3]


Maginn served as a member of the Republican Board of Governors and on Bob Dole, Mitt Romney, and Peter Torkildsen's finance committees.[1]

In 1998, Maginn was the Republican nominee for Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts. He lost to Democrat Shannon O'Brien 626,286 votes to 1,120,757.[5]

On December 1, 2011, Maginn was elected Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party. He defeated former United States Attorney Frank L. McNamara, Jr. 51 votes to 21.[6]

Following the Republican party's poor showing in the 2012 election, Maginn announced that he would not seek reelection as party chairman.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His father, Robert A. Maginn, Sr. is a chemical engineer and was the president of Midwestern Consolidated Enterprises Inc., a plastics manufacturer located in Dayton, Ohio. His mother, Valerie Maginn, was the company's vice president.[2]

Maginn married Stacy Beverly Vladimer on July 4, 1987.[2] The two later divorced.

In 2001, Maginn married Chai Ling, one of the student leaders of the Tian'anmen Square protests of 1989 and the founder of All Girls Allowed, a humanitarian organization that aims to stop the human rights violations related to China's One-Child Policy.[8] They have three daughters and reside in Belmont, Massachusetts.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Massachusetts Treasurer". Boston Globe. December 31, 2003. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Stacy B. Vladimer Married to Robert A. Maginn Jr.". The New York Times. July 5, 1987. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Executive Profile: Robert A. Maginn Jr.". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Executive Management Team". Jenzabar. Jenzabar, Inc. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Massachusetts Election Statistics 1998. 
  6. ^ Johnson, Glen (December 1, 2011). "Robert Maginn elected chairman of the Mass. Republican Party". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Norton, Michael (December 5, 2012). "Robert Maginn won't seek reelection as chair of Massachusetts Republican Party". Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ Lyons, Daniel (February 17, 2003). "Great Story, Bad Business". Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Robert A. Maginn: A learning environment". Boston Business Journal. March 16, 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2011. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jennifer Nassour
Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party
Succeeded by
Kirsten Hughes