Robert Traynham

Head of Public Policy Affairs, Facebook; Former Deputy Chief of Staff, Senate Republican Conference


Robert Traynham is a respected political veteran and communications expert, who, for nearly two decades, has designed and executed impactful communications, marketing and external campaigns for elected leaders, political organizations, non-profits and Fortune 50 companies such as Wal-Mart, Comcast and currently Facebook.  Dr. Traynham is currently the Head of Public Affairs for Facebook in their Washington, DC offices where he oversees the external engagement relationships on behalf of the company to reporters, nonprofit leaders, universities and other thought leaders across the country.

Dr. Traynham is a frequent public speaker and remains active in academia, having served as an assistant dean at Georgetown University and as a lecturer at George Mason, George Washington Universities and is currently on Faculty at Georgetown University.  As an appointed member of the Council of Trustees of Cheyney University, Dr. Traynham serves the board of the oldest school of higher education among the country’s historically black colleges and universities.  In 2019, Dr. Traynham was inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in London, England for his research on Anglo-American Transatlantic research.  In his spare time, Traynham enjoys photography, kayaking, biking and good olive oil.

His discussion group takes place Mondays at 4:00 p.m. and is titled, “Technology and Politics in the 2020 Election.

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