Bobby Cunningham is a Director at the Vogel Group.
Bobby Cunningham has worked in and around politics for over a decade. Prior to joining Vogel Group, he spent more than five years at Van Heuvelen Strategies. Bobby cut his teeth helping startups innovate across government-dominated industries. He has also worked with global nonprofits in addition to serving in key roles on political campaigns, most recently as treasurer for Marcus Goodwin, a DC Council candidate in 2020. He began his career in fundraising for Kathleen Matthews, a congressional candidate and former Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, after serving as a fellow on the campaign for, as well as in the office of, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA).
At Vogel Group, Bobby focuses on appropriations and association management, working on policies and programs for nonprofits and startups. His specific issues include indoor air quality and e-waste recycling, school-based health and school security, mothers and infants, healthcare for the aging population, international assistance for refugees as well as initiatives supporting our military personnel and veterans.
With a keen eye for tying public policy to political messaging and business development, he understands how to position clients to succeed not only with respect to legislation and regulations, but also with regard to strategic business opportunities, public affairs, community relations, stakeholder engagement, PAC management and fundraising.
Bobby was born in Seoul, South Korea on the anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement. A proud Irish American, he serves as a note-taking and observing member of the Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement. He is also a Board Member of the Hoops for Youth Foundation, which sponsors the annual Congressional Basketball Game.
Bobby graduated from Wesleyan University (CT) with a degree in American Politics and he currently serves as the Young Alumni Chair of the St. Albans School Alumni Association Board.