Arts-Based Community Development Convening
Transforming Post-Industrial Cities through Art and Innovation
April 12 through 14, 2012 - St. Louis

Robert Boyle

St. Louis, Missouri


Robert Boyle is a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Justine Petersen, a St. Louis, Missouri based company that assists low-wealth individuals and families to develop, maintain and increase financial assets. Justine Petersen’s product line includes Credit Building, Homeownership Services through licensed mortgage broker and licensed real estate broker operations, Microfinance and Business Lending and Individual Development Accounts (matched savings accounts designed to promote asset building for low-wealth individuals and families). Rob is a founder and a director of Great Rivers Community Capital, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a lending organization wholly owned by Justine Petersen. Rob earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his Masters Degree from Southern Illinois University. His background includes work in urban planning, property management for low-income tenants, single family and multi-family housing development and construction management. Rob also has owned and operated two small businesses, a real estate services company and a contracting company. He is a director of a national asset building organization, Credit Builders Alliance. Rob is married to Barbara (Diekemper), and has two children, Margaret and Patrick.



Art & Architecture as Catalyst – Livability and Sustainability

Day 2 / Apr, 13 @ 4:15 pm
Lower Level : Room D

This panel discusses art and architecture as catalysts not only to economic development, but to quality of life, sustainability, and livability.