Robert Arensberg, Founder of the Lexington Strategy Group has an extensive background in politics and policy in both the private and public sectors. His 20 years of experience, including five years as the President and co-founder of a renowned business consulting and government affairs firm brings a wide knowledge base in various aspects of private sector development and successfully representing many diverse clients and industries before Congress and the Executive Branch. He has built a solid reputation for achieving superior results for a diverse range of clients from start-up companies to non-profit and large multi-national corporations and he is widely respected among Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and his industry peers.
He has served two United States Senators in senior policy and advisory positions on legislative and political strategies. In the private sector, he served as Director of External Affairs for SBC Communications, a Fortune 30 company and leading provider of high-speed DSL Internet Access services. There he spearheaded strategy and directed the advocacy efforts with Senate leadership related to the firm’s telecommunications policy. He also served as Vice President of Political Affairs for the financial services giant Citigroup. In that capacity he developed the political contribution strategy to effectively target key members in both the House and Senate. He also held the position of Director of Political Affairs for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) where he engaged directly with Members of Congress in their fundraising activities.
Throughout his career he has gained a unique insight into the workings of both major corporations and start-up companies and his hands-on approach with Members of Congress has given him working knowledge of how to succeed in Washington.
He graduated from the University of Kansas and as part of the University’s Study Abroad Program he studied intensified Italian at the Scuola di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri di Siena in Siena, Italy.