As director of government relations and public policy, Bob coordinates MCF’s public policy engagement and leads its government relations activities in St. Paul and Washington, D.C. He encourages members to incorporate advocacy and public policy into their grantmaking and to act as resources for other grantmakers. He focuses on promoting a positive environment for philanthropy and charitable giving and on advancing policies in Minnesota that encourage prosperity and equity and eliminate disparities.
Bob has experience as a grantmaker, nonprofit manager and public program administrator. Since 1994, he has lobbied at the Minnesota State Capitol for groups including the Minnesota AIDS Project, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Minnesota Legal Services Coalition. He also has experience producing public affairs programming for tpt’s Minnesota Channel. Bob graduated from St. Paul’s Macalester College with a bachelor’s in political science.
Bob and his husband reside in St. Paul and occasionally retreat to their second home in Italy for adventures in Tuscan home repair. Bob has attended more than 100 Bruce Springsteen concerts.
He can be reached using this form or at 612.465.0719.