Robert is the Managing Partner at Impact Management Group (IMG). He is a registered lobbyist, representing clients before the Arkansas General Assembly, Executive Branch, and state agencies. Robert also develops strategic communications campaigns involving grassroots, media, and digital outreach for IMG’s public policy and issue advocacy clients. He has advised clients in a variety of industry sectors including energy, healthcare, technology, telecommunications, financial services, labor and agriculture.
Prior to joining IMG, Robert was an Account Manager at DCI Group, a full-service public affairs firm in Washington, D.C., where he managed public affairs campaigns for Fortune 50 corporations, small and medium-sized companies, trade associations, and non-profit organizations.
Robert has been appointed to serve on a number of state and local boards and commissions. In 2011, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola appointed Robert to the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission. He led the Commission as Chairman from 2014 to 2016 and currently serves as a liaison to Hanam, South Korea.
In 2016, Robert was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism, the state advisory board overseeing Arkansas based national service programs, by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Robert has also been appointed to consecutive terms as a member of the Arkansas District Export Council, most recently in 2020 as an appointee of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.
In 2019, Little Rock Mayor Frank D. Scott, Jr. appointed Robert to serve as on the Governance Structure Study Group, a committee tasked with studying and recommending the best form of government for the City of Little Rock.
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 – Midtown Campus. They live in Little Rock with their two daughters, Lucy and Sally, and one son, Sam.