Robert Harris is a Senior Government Affairs Representative & Policy Counsel at Apple, where he works on the Government Affairs team. Since joining Apple, Robert has worked on a wide range of issues with a primary focus on the Senate Democratic Caucus.
Prior to joining Apple, for nearly a decade, Robert worked for the Glover Park Group (GPG) and served as Vice President in the Government Affairs practice. While at GPG, Robert’s portfolio included: Apple, AMC Networks, Dropbox, the NFL, Viacom, Starz, as well as other clients with interest in the telecommunications and technology sectors.
Preceding his time with GPG, Robert worked for the BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBSA) representing 39 independent and locally operated BCBS companies as an Executive Washington Representative. In this capacity, Robert represented the BCBSA before Congress and the Administration as they sought to engage in the then pending healthcare reform debate. He provided strategic advice from an inside the beltway perspective while helping to build various coalitions and develop strategy.
Before his switch to the private sector, Robert was the Legislative Director and Floor Assistant to Congressman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), where he specialized in telecommunications and health care issues. Along with his legislative duties, Robert also served on the House Floor assisting the Majority Whip Team under the leadership of Majority Whip, James E. Clyburn (D-SC).
Robert is an alumnus of North Carolina Central University (NCCU) with a B.A. in Political Science. Additionally, he is the proud husband to his wife Tamara, father of three and member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.