Rob Avruch is a Manager at The Raben Group. A dedicated team builder, a savvy storyteller, and a results-driven leader, Rob activates those around him, and is passionate about empowering a new generation of leaders to bridge the gaps between diverse communities. He strives to foster work environments in which decisions and progress are made through teamwork and inclusivity. Rob assists our clients with his background in grassroots campaigns, engagement strategy, electoral politics, and issue advocacy.
Prior to joining The Raben Group, Rob served as the Western Director at FWD.us. During his tenure, he built and managed teams across San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Austin to galvanize tech CEOs and entrepreneurs around immigration reform. Through his data-driven and team-based approach to organizing, he designed earned media strategies, crafted on- and offline campaigns to amplify positive immigrant narratives, and launched a national chapter membership program to engage key community and tech leaders in politics.
Rob’s deep roots in grassroots activism and political campaigns inform his creative and results-driven approach to his client work. After working as a Regional Field Director on President Obama’s reelection campaign in New Hampshire, he moved to the Beltway to serve as the special assistant to the Chief of Staff at the Center for American Progress. While at CAP, Rob provided research and operational support to the executive office and helped organize the Center’s high-level policy roundtables, conferences, and Board activities.
From the campaign trail to Silicon Valley corporate headquarters, Rob has leveraged stories to help shape national narratives. An avid storyteller himself, Rob firmly believes in the power of stories to ignite political change. Rob graduated from Dartmouth College in 2011 with an A.B. in History and Women’s and Gender Studies. He currently lives in Washington D.C. and when he’s not on the clock, you can catch him thinking of excuses for a dinner party, exploring new running trails, improvising new cooking recipes, and singing with the Washington Gay Men’s Chorus.