Bob McFarlin is president of Robert McFarlin Consulting LLC, providing organizations with counsel and services in the areas of federal and state government affairs, stakeholder and community relations, corporate communications, and crisis management. McFarlin has 35 years of public affairs experience in Minnesota, serving in private- and public-sector management positions.
Prior to contract consulting, McFarlin was vice president of public and government affairs for Twin Metals Minnesota, where he continues to serve on the state and federal government affairs team and as principal company spokesperson. McFarlin also served as vice president in the corporate, community, and public affairs practice in the Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Weber Shandwick, and served 14 years in public service in a variety of senior management positions at the Minnesota Department of Transportation, including as acting commissioner in 2008.
A Minnesota native, McFarlin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master’s degree in speech communication.