Rob is Senior Director of Client Development at MultiState, joining the firm in 2019 with extensive experience in fundraising, government affairs, and grassroots advocacy. He is responsible for driving growth at MultiState, assisting in client deliverables, and showcasing the company's wide spectrum of services and offerings.
Previously, Shrum was Vice President of External Affairs for the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTUF). In this senior management role, he led development operations, spearheaded issue campaigns, and assisted with the overall management and strategic planning for both organizations. Before NTU, Rob worked at CTIA and directed federal and state-level grassroots advocacy campaigns and third-party group advocacy initiatives for the wireless industry. Prior to that, he was in charge of member engagement, recruitment, and state legislative relations for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and managed fundraising and external affairs for the Tax Foundation. Rob’s professional background and expertise also include campaign consulting, national politics, and technology/telecommunications policy.
Rob holds a Master’s Degree in Political Management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Middle Tennessee State University. He resides in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland with his wife and children.