Robert Hammond is a co-founder and the executive director of Friends of the High Line
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Hammond graduated with Honors in History from Princeton University. Previous to High Line, Hammond worked as a consultant for the Times Square Alliance, Alliance for the Arts and National Cooperative Bank (NCB) and as Ex-Officio Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
He was awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 2009. In 2013, the National Building Museum awarded Hammond and his business partner Joshua David the Vincent Scully Prize.