- Longtime Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
- Senior Advisor, President Obama’s 2012 Reelection Campaign, Present
- White House Press Secretary, 2009-2001
Robert Gibbs is a trusted advisor and strategist to President Obama, having been with him from the early days of Obama’s 2004 Senate race to his sweep to the White House, to his most recent role as a Senior Advisor for the President’s reelection campaign.
Robert Gibbs joined Barack Obama’s 2004 U.S. Senate campaign as Communications Director in mid-April 2004 and held the same title at the onset of the 2008 presidential campaign until becoming Senior Strategist for Communications and Message during the general election. During the four years of intense campaigning and close contact, Gibbs became an integral part of President Obama’s team. According to The New York Times, Gibbs advised President Obama on politics, strategy and messaging, and spent more time with him than any other advisor. On November 22, 2008, Robert Gibbs was announced as the Press Secretary of the Obama administration, and assumed the role on January 20, 2009.
Robert Gibbs had traveled a long road with President Obama, and his rapport and access to the President provides intimate and insightful commentaries. Gibbs continues to be one of President Obama’s trusted strategists and he speaks with great authority and accuracy from a White House insider’s perspective on the Obama Administration. He was at the forefront of these during the 2012 election, as Senior Advisor to President Obama’s Reelection Campaign.
Robert Gibbs also served as Press Secretary of John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and had previously specialized in Senate campaigns, having served as Communications Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and for four individual Senate campaigns, including those of Obama in 2004 and Fritz Hollings in 1998. Gibbs was also the Press Secretary of Representative Bob Etheridge.