Inside Princeton helps local companies secure and retain the most competitive professional talent by providing one-on-one guidance to life in the Princeton area.
We give local employers a unique advantage by addressing the personal side of employment. As you extend important offers and begin onboarding, let us address your talent's critical questions about getting acclimated and making the most of our community.
We offer insights into everything from local schools to real estate, from medical to legal and professional services. Along with what to do for fun.
Throughout founder Bob Denby's professional career, he's engaged with senior executives at global brands. In representing the best of our local community, our team is well-prepared to represent you.
“Bob Denby has deep knowledge of the Princeton area and a very impressive network of contacts, which he combines with warmth, empathy, and humane insight. Inside Princeton is a tremendous asset for anyone seeking to recruit a potential employee and their family to the Princeton area.”
– Sarah-Jane Leslie
Dean of the Graduate School
PRAISE FOR BOB DENBY
From Human Resources:
"Putting Bob directly in touch with a finalist for an open position was always a smart move. He could answer virtually any question about the Princeton area, and his genuine and warm nature makes people instantly feel comfortable. More than once, he made the difference in persuading a great candidate to accept our offer."
– Rachel Vingsness
VP HR Director,
Jack Morton Worldwide
From a Candidate:
“While living in MN, I got a call from a recruiter, and she put me in touch with the prospective employer: Bob Denby. I felt hesitant. But I was taken by how mellow and gracious he was. When I visited, he took me on the most wonderful tour, and over the course of the three hours we spent together, I was sold on Princeton and ready to start a new life.”
– Chris Pouler
Former Sr. Design Director, Jack Morton Exhibits
Learn About the Team
About Bob Denby
Bob has lived in the Princeton area since 1974, establishing deep roots in the community while raising his family and founding a thriving business. He launched Inside Princeton in 2016 to share his passion for local life.
Bob grew up in NYC and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He started his career as a documentary filmmaker. (In 1972, Bob filmed the presidential campaign of Brooklyn congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the first woman to run for the White House.) Today, his storyteller's instinct continues to guide him as he introduces newcomers to local life in Princeton.
Bob spent his first five years in the community teaching Photography and English at Princeton Day School, where he founded the varsity golf and squash programs. Along with his wife, Kate (also a teacher and educational administrator), he became deeply knowledgeable about local schools. Together, they saw their own three sons educated in the area.
In 1979, Bob struck out in a new direction—founding his own event marketing company, Denby Associates, headquartered in Princeton. Over the next 20 years, the company grew from a boutique firm to a nationally-recognized agency with an additional office in Atlanta. In 1999, it was acquired by the international Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) and became a specialized practice within global experiential marketing leader Jack Morton Worldwide.
Bob remained at the helm of his Princeton-based team for the next 14 years as part of Jack Morton. He worked closely with leaders from global brands like Intel, ESPN, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America and the National Football League. Equally satisfying was his time spent mentoring young staffers, many of whom have gone on to launch their own careers in related fields.
Throughout this history, Bob developed strong ties with other Princeton business owners and entrepreneurs. He became involved with local cultural/charitable organizations, starting with the Arts Council of Princeton, for which he served as a board member. Today, Bob and Kate are active supporters of the Morven Museum & Garden. They have raised puppies for The Seeing Eye for the past 12 years, appearing regularly at local schools and community organizations to give presentations with their puppies in training.
When he isn't working, Bob practices yoga and indulges his lifelong love of golf at Princeton's Springdale Golf Club.
About Barbara Webb
Inside Princeton Associate Barbara Webb has lived and worked in the Princeton area for over 20 years.
For the past 13 years, Barbara served as Development Director at the Historical Society of Princeton and, most recently, Morven Museum & Garden. As a fundraiser and special events specialist for two of Princeton’s most important historical organizations, she nurtured strong relationships across Princeton-area businesses (small and large), as well as other non-profit organizations.
Barbara and her husband Jim (Princeton ‘70), an artist, live in Hopewell. Their three children, now grown, are the products of Princeton area private and public schools where Barbara spent many years as a volunteer, including serving as head of the upper-school parents association at Princeton Day School. She attended Curry College.
About Jane Fremon
Education Specialist Jane Fremon has lived and worked in the Princeton area for more than 40 years.
Raised in a family deeply committed to education, Jane entered Princeton University in 1970 as part of its second class of women and earned her bachelor's degree in English. She went on to earn her master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education and taught at NJ elementary schools for the first 10 years of her career.
In 1984, having become intrigued and inspired by the national network of Friends schools and the natural connections between Quaker education and progressive practice, she spearheaded an inquiry into whether a Friends school might have a place in the Princeton area's broad landscape of independent schools. This led, after three years of determined effort on the part of many, to the founding of Princeton Friends School in September of 1987. There, she served as Head of School until 2018.
Jane has served on the boards of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and the Friends Council on Education, participated in accreditation visits to many schools (including Sidwell Friends, San Francisco Friends, and Friends School of Minnesota), and published/presented widely on the philosophy and pedagogy of Quaker and progressive education.
Today, Jane runs her own consulting practice, Fremon & Friends Consulting LLC, where she applies her broad expertise and provides customized support to individuals, educators, and school communities.