Robert Gibbs

EXCLUSIVE
  • Executive Vice President & Global Chief Communications Officer, McDonalds (2015-19)
  • Longtime Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
  • White House Press Secretary (2009-2011)

A top advisor to President Obama for nearly a decade and the former Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer of McDonald's (2015-19), Robert Gibbs is a communication expert who offers audiences a unique perspective on today's political, business and media environment. Drawing on his experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world, Gibbs provides robust insights into everything from the economy and regulatory environment, to healthcare reform, to the 2020 election. 

 

 

Add to my speaker list
Robert Gibbs headshot
Robert Gibbs photo 3
Robert Gibbs photo 2
Rave Reviews About Robert Gibbs
It went really well; he was a huge hit. The Q&A especially got great reviews (which probably makes sense given his former profession!).

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Robert Gibbs
  • Citigroup Latin America
  • Illinois Farm Bureau
  • Sage
  • Broadbent Institute
  • University of Delaware
  • Marcus Evans
  • Credit Union National
  • TriZetto Group
  • The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
  • American University
Explore Robert Gibbs's Talks
Expand all >

Election 2020: Our future political landscape

Drawing on his decade of experience as a top advisor to President Barack Obama and a former White House Press Secretary (2009-11) as well as a top executive at McDonald’s (2015-19), Gibbs provides an unvarnished look at today’s political landscape and what it means for the upcoming election and beyo ...

Drawing on his decade of experience as a top advisor to President Barack Obama and a former White House Press Secretary (2009-11) as well as a top executive at McDonald’s (2015-19), Gibbs provides an unvarnished look at today’s political landscape and what it means for the upcoming election and beyond. From serving as press secretary for John Kerry’s presidential campaign, to communications director for four senate campaigns (including Obama’s), to communication chief for Obama’s 2008 presidential election, Gibbs is a true Washington insider who knows the ins and outs of what it takes to connect with voters and deliver on policy. As a former Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at McDonald’s, he knows how to translate his political insight into tangible takeaways for a corporate audience. He balances riveting anecdotes with shrewd analysis to provide a compelling look at our political future and what it means for businesses of every industry.

Cut through the noise: Building an effective communications strategy

Renowned communications expert Robert Gibbs offers actionable lessons and eye-opening insight into what it takes to craft an effective communications strategy in today’s unpredictable media and political environment. Drawing on his unparalleled private and public sector experience as both a Washingt ...

Renowned communications expert Robert Gibbs offers actionable lessons and eye-opening insight into what it takes to craft an effective communications strategy in today’s unpredictable media and political environment. Drawing on his unparalleled private and public sector experience as both a Washington insider and former Press Secretary and communications executive at McDonald’s, Gibbs’ insights leave audiences with actionable, eye-opening, strategies and tools.  Whether looking to better connect with clients, be strategic about messaging in moments of crisis, or authentically tell your brand’s story, Gibbs highlights the dos and don’ts of smart, compelling communications.

Navigating a complicated and complex corporate environment in Washington

Robert Gibbs draws on his extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment in Washington to deliver tactical insights that help organizations of every industry navigate today’s complex social and political times. Having served as both Executive Vice President at McDonald’s and a White House Press S ...

Robert Gibbs draws on his extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment in Washington to deliver tactical insights that help organizations of every industry navigate today’s complex social and political times. Having served as both Executive Vice President at McDonald’s and a White House Press Secretary, Gibbs brings his in-depth, first-hand, experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world to deliver prescient analysis on managing corporate interests amid uncertainty that will make a tangible difference to your organization.  

Learn more about Robert Gibbs
Follow   Twitter 
Featured News
(-)
<p>Speaker Spotlight: Robert Gibbs</p>

Speaker Spotlight: Robert Gibbs

A top advisor to President Obama for nearly a decade and the former Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer of McDonald's (2015-19), ROBERT GIBBS is a communication expert who offers audiences a unique perspective on today's political, business and media environment. Drawing on his experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world, Gibbs provides robust insights into everything from the economy and regulatory environment, to healthcare reform, to the 2020 election. Rave reviews from his recent engagements include: "It went really well; he was a huge hit. The Q&A especially got great reviews (which probably makes sense given his former profession!)" (Credit Union National); "Robert was fantastic and did a fantastic job winning over our more conservative audience. " (Illinois Farm Bureau); "Gibbs was great. He had an extremely well crafted program, made every effort to be approachable at the reception for our large donors and treated our audience to an insightful, at times humorous, view of the issues." (Purdue North Central Sinai Forum)

Tweets by Robert Gibbs
(+)
Biography

A top advisor to President Obama for nearly a decade and the former Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer of McDonald's (2015-19), Robert Gibbs is a communication expert who offers audiences a unique perspective on today's political, business and media environment. Drawing on his experience as both a Washington insider and executive at one of the most recognizable companies in the world, Gibbs provides robust insights into everything from the economy and regulatory environment, to healthcare reform, to the 2020 election.