Bringing more than 20 years of federal experience – including nearly 20 years serving on Capitol Hill and as a senior policy advisor to two undersecretaries to two secretaries of education – Robert Moran provides deep insight and critical analysis on key federal issues. That knowledge enables our clients to be successful in securing federal funding, influencing federal policy and navigating federal agency bureaucracy.
While commanding deep knowledge in education policy, especially concerning federal student aid programs and career and technical education, he also has worked on energy, tax, workforce, agriculture, veteran and banking issues. In his various roles, Bob has helped craft numerous pieces of legislation, including the Bipartisan Student Loan Interest Rate Act of 2013, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Acts of 1998 and 2018, the Higher Education Act and the Workforce Investment Act.
Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group, Bob worked as the education policy director for the U.S. Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. In that role, he developed and oversaw the implementation of Chairman Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tenn.) education policy agenda, coordinated policy goals with committee members on the Chairman’s behalf and served as lead negotiator on legislation and policy objectives.
Previously, Bob spent 12 years working for two Pennsylvania members in the U.S. House of Representatives crafting legislation, obtaining funding for district priorities and securing the freedom of a former U.S. Naval officer convicted of spying by Russia. He also worked as a senior advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education under President George W. Bush. Moran also served as the director of federal relations and policy analysis for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, where he developed, implemented and managed federal outreach efforts for an association of over 400 four-year public institutions of higher education. He brings a unique perspective on negotiated rulemaking based on his time at the Department of Education and as an alternate negotiator while at AASCU.
Bob is a graduate of Dickinson College with degrees in political science and mathematics.