Robert Gibbs

Robert Gibbs has spent decades helping to shape the message for Democrats through his work in government and on campaigns at both the statewide and national level.

Robert was a top advisor to President Obama for nearly a decade. Starting as the Communications Director for Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate race, Gibbs served in the same role in both the U.S. Senate office and during the successful 2008 Presidential campaign. In January 2009, Gibbs became the 28th White House Press Secretary and served for more than two years. During the President’s 2012 re-election campaign, Robert served as a Senior Advisor.


Currently, Robert is also Senior Counsel at Bully Pulpit Interactive, an integrated communications agency and has worked as political analyst for NBC and MSNBC.

From 2015-2019, Robert served as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer at McDonald’s, where he oversaw all corporate communications, public relations, internal and executive communications, global government relations and public affairs work.

Robert was previously Press Secretary for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and a key advisor to Senator Debbie Stabenow. He also served as campaign spokesman for Senator Fritz Hollings. 


A native of Auburn, Alabama, Robert graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.A. in Political Science.