Robert is a Partner at Impact Management Group. He is a registered lobbyist, and represents clients before the Arkansas General Assembly, Executive Branch, and state agencies. Robert also develops strategic communications, provides grassroots, third party and media outreach, and manages the daily operation of IMG’s public policy and issue advocacy campaigns.
In March of 2008, Robert was appointed to the Arkansas Service Commission, now the Governor’s Advisory Commission on National and Community Service, by Governor Mike Beebe and was reappointed in 2009 and in 2012. He served as Chairman of the Commission during the 2010 calendar year. In 2010, Arkansas Business included Robert on its “40 Under 40” list, which highlights intriguing business and political leaders who bear watching. In January of 2011, Robert was appointed to the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission by Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Commission and as the Commission’s Liaison to Hanam City, South Korea.
Robert has extensive experience in the energy, healthcare, technology, telecommunications, financial services, automotive and insurance industries. Prior to joining Impact Management Group, he was an Account Manager at the DCI Group, a full-service public and government affairs firm in Washington, D.C. While at DCI, Robert managed public affairs campaigns for clients of all sizes, including Fortune 50 corporations, small and medium-sized companies, trade associations, and non-profit organizations.
A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Robert graduated summa cum laude from Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC) with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in both Business Administration and Political Science.
He and his wife Lindsay are members of Fellowship Bible Church. They live in Little Rock with their two daughters, Lucy and Sally, and one son, Sam.