Member Profile

Participant Info

First Name
Robert
Last Name
Floyd
Company
Hance Scarborough Wright Woodward & Weisbart
Phone
512-479-8888
Mobile
512-970-9708
Biography

ROBERT A. FLOYD has lobbied before the Texas Legislature and the U.S. Congress for 30 years. He served as the CEO of two statewide trade associations. He began his lobbying career in 1973 as Director of Government Relations for the Texas Motor Transportation Association, later serving as the President and CEO. TMTA was recognized as being one of the most effective lobbying organizations in Texas.

In 1996, Floyd became the President and CEO of the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE). He developed a government relations program that provided political advocacy for the association and nonprofit communities. Mr. Floyd is actively involved with the government relations efforts of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in Washington, D.C.

As President of TSAE, he led a business coalition in filing a successful lawsuit in the Federal District Court that declared unconstitutional a section of the City of Austin Campaign Finance Law. The law violated the 1st Amendment rights of associations and organizations to participate in city bond and charter elections.

Mr. Floyd served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Society of Association Executives and the American Society of Association Executives and currently serves on the board of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations. He was elected to two terms on the Eanes (Austin, Texas) School District Board of Trustees in the 1980's.

He is a member of the adjunct faculty of government at Austin Community College.

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