Personal Profile

Full Name Rob Eissler
Age 67
Race White
Occupation Executive Recruiter
Education B.A., Princeton University.
Spouse: Linda
Religion Methodist
Church The Woodlands United Methodist Church

Representative Rob Eissler is the president of Eissler and Associates, an executive recruiting firm based in the Woodlands. He was first elected to represent HD-15 in 2002 and is the current chairman of the House Public Education Committee and also serves on the Human Services Committee

He received a B.A. in Architecture from Princeton University, and served as a carrier-based attack pilot on the USS John F. Kennedy in the United States Navy.

Eissler spent 18 on the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees, and served two terms as president.

Eissler was recently named one of Texas Monthly’s "Top 10 Legislators" of 2009 and received the publication’s “Honorable Mention” distinction in 2007. He was named one of the “Top Texas Legislators of the 79th Legislative Session” by Capitol Inside and has also been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Texas Council of Special Education Administrators. He received the Texas Foreign Language Association's “Distinguished Public Service Award,” the Texas Art Education Association's “Governmental Award for Meritorious Service in the Arts,” the Texas Music Educators Association’s “Distinguished Service Award,” and the “Champion for Free Enterprise Award” by the Texas Association of Business three times.

Eissler was also presented with the “Star Award” by Texans Standing Tall during the 79th Legislature and served on committees for the Southern Regional Education Board.

Gov. Perry appointed Eissler to the Education Commission of the States In February, 2008, and the representative was also awarded the “Legislative Advocate of the Year Award” by the Texas PTA and the “2008 Friend of Texas Children Award” from United Ways of Texas.

Eissler and his wife Linda have three adult children.