Rob Leebern has more than two decades of public policymaking and political experience. In 2003, Leebern launched the firm’s federal affairs division, building a successful, bipartisan governmental affairs practice in Washington, D.C.
Currently, Leebern and the federal affairs team serve as Washington representatives to Fortune 500 companies, municipal and county governments, universities, and a number of other business interests. Leebern has been active on a wide array of issue areas including financial services and technology, agribusiness, natural resources, energy, environmental, health, education, and transportation.
Leebern has worked with the Executive Branch and various federal agencies advocating policy issues, infrastructure projects, and other legislative priorities. Familiar with the federal and state legislative and regulatory processes, he has worked on a variety of projects with U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Congressional Committees, Governors, state regulatory agencies, and state legislators to produce significant results for clients.
An experienced political strategist, Leebern has managed winning U.S. Senate and U.S. House races and advised candidates and incumbents at all levels of government. For ten years, he served as a top political aide and Chief of Staff to former Congressman and U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA).
In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Leebern to serve on the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
A lifelong sportsman, Leebern was appointed in 2010 by Governor Sonny Perdue and subsequently reappointed by Governor Nathan Deal to serve on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and on the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation. In 2013, he was elected by his peers to serve as Chairman of the Board of the Department of Natural Resources.
Leebern has served on the Troutman Sanders Strategies’ Board of Directors since 2003 and is a Board member of the Troutman Sanders LLP Political Action Committee.
Leebern received his B.A. in Political Science from Southern Methodist University. His wife, Wendy, and he attend Northside Methodist Church. They have two children, Briggs and Bizzy, and one dog, Harry.