Rob Nabors, Board Member
Rob Nabors is the North America director for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and leads the team that manages foundation work with government relations, policy, advocacy and communications in the United States (U.S.) and Canada. His team, based in Washington, D.C., and Seattle, Washington, develops and implements strategies that help mobilize the resources, political commitment and public commitment necessary to achieving the foundation’s programmatic goals.
Nabors joined the foundation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he was chief of staff. Prior to that role, he served in the Obama administration as the White House’s director of legislative affairs and deputy chief of staff for policy. Nabors spent several years in various positions in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, most recently as deputy director. He also served on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, including as majority staff director.
Nabors holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.