As Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Robert spearheads Cruise’s legislative, regulatory, and policy priorities throughout the United States and abroad. Robert joined Cruise after spending more than 20 years working in and with governments, including holding leadership positions with the United States Senate, the Department of Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Most recently. Robert led the global policy efforts for self-driving startup Aurora Innovation and for the ridesharing company Lyft.
Robert earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law. Robert resides in Palo Alto, California with his wife Colleen, four sons, and their Irish setter, Rosie.