Director of Strategic Communications and Government Relations, Oregon
Bobby serves as the Director of Strategic Communications and Government Relations in the Strategies 360 Oregon office. With a background in legislative affairs, education and entrepreneurship, Bobby provides clients and team members across Oregon with distinct insights that can only come from working with lawmakers and directly in public education. Bobby brings a rich set of skills including communications, strategy, and government affairs to deliver a host of solutions for client’s projects.
Prior to becoming a member of the S360 team, Bobby served in various roles with Oregon state Senator Sara Gelser, including Deputy Field Director for her Senate campaign, Legislative Assistant, and then as Chief of Staff, where he specialized in advising on Education and Workforce policy. Prior, he served as Legislative Assistant for Sara Gelser when she was State Representative and the House Chair of the Education Committee.
Most recently, Bobby taught High School in the Salem Keizer Public Schools District. Bobby’s experience in public education developed his skills and knowledge of K-12 education practices and policies. He has distinct experience advising school board campaigns and policy, campaign and messaging strategy, and campaign field strategy for public institutions. His blended experience as an educator and in the halls of the Capitol in Salem means clients will get a patient, knowledgeable strategist with the ability to understand the complex issues facing Oregon and, importantly, the skills to bring people together to help solve those issues.
Bobby received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Western Oregon University. In 2015, Bobby and his wife joined together with another family to form The ALS Shootout, an annual charity golf tournament created to raise money for the ALS Association to help fund research to find a cure.
In Bobby’s words, he has “yet to find a better place in the world than the PNW!” and finds himself spending time in his absolute favorite places – Neskowin and Bend.