Robert Preston is the Political Affairs Officer at the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest.
He brings to the consulate a background in strategic management and public policy, especially on issues related to access, intellectual property rights, and trade.
Prior to joining the consulate, he worked at a multinational pharmaceutical company as a manager for the international public affairs division. In this position, he assisted in ensuring the company draw on opportunities to leverage the support of U.S.-based stakeholders (U.S. government, foreign diplomatic corps, advocacy groups, associations, think tanks, and other organizations) to promote its business objectives in the United States and abroad. As a member of the US-based team, he helped positively shape the external environment by supporting the development, implementation, and coordination of internal policies and advocacy strategies to influence external policies that impact business growth.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University with a bachelor of science in finance and a minor in philosophy. He earned a Master's degree in business administration from The George Washington University’s School of Business.