ROB LIPPINCOTT '67
Entrepreneur and Business Developer
Kappa Sigma Tau Man of the Year, 2015
Austin entrepreneur and business developer Rob Lippincott was honored as Kappa Sigma Tau Chapter's Man of the Year on November 7 at the 2015 Tau Trustee Reunion and Parents' Weekend luncheon. A crowd of more than 350 Kappa Sigma brothers and family members attended the annual celebration held at the Kappa Sigma lodge.
Lippincott was chosen by the Texas Kappa Sigma Educational Foundation for his exceptional contributions to the Tau Chapter and his outstanding business achievements that have benefited the Austin community.
Lippincott and his wife, Cathy, created Guero's Taco Bar in 1986, opening the original location on East Oltorf Avenue and then moving nine years later to their current location on South Congress Avenue. One of Austin's most successful restaurants, Guero's became the anchor for the revitalization of South Congress Avenue, which was spearheaded by Lippincott.
In accepting his award, Lippincott expressed his appreciation to his Tau brothers and the good fortune he felt to be a part of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. "I've had many great times and wonderful experiences as a Kappa Sig throughout the years," said Lippincott, "but nothing compares to standing here today being honored as Tau Man of the Year."
Tau brother Joe Longley '63 praised Lippincott, stating "Rob personifies the Tau spirit of exceptionalism in all he has accomplished."
Lippincott was the 2013 recipient of the Frank Erwin Award, chosen by the Tau Chapter for his many years of generous support and inspiration. As a Kappa Sigma undergraduate, he served as Tau Chapter Grand Master in the spring of 1970.
Rob and Cathy have two daughters, Bette and Lyle, both who are actively involved in the family business.