Bob Carlstrom is the president of AMAC Action, the advocacy affiliate of Amac, Inc., and brings a credential that is a blend of senior executive business, government, politics, communications, and media. In business, he:
• Co-founded, built and lead as Chairman and CEO one of Washington’s largest independent government (policy, legislative, and regulatory), international and public relations and federal marketing consulting firms.
• Rebuilt a management investment team and refined the strategy to undertake a roll-up in the metals finishing component of the parts manufacturing industry, acquiring in a concurrent M&A transaction 6 operating companies in 5 states having $90MM in sales and 1300+ employees, then served as interim COO during which the company achieved a first year growth rate of 13% with a $102+ MM in sales revenues and 12% EBITDA.
• Served as the Managing Director of the Government Strategies practice of a major NYSE-traded business consulting firm.
• Served as “market maker” and generated as Vice President for Political Marketing well over a $100 million of the cable industry’s political ad sales in the 2012 elections for its central sales agency alone.
In public affairs and communications, Bob has represented major corporations, industries, associations, and coalitions before Congress and various Administrations, as well as in the communications strategies arena, including crisis communications.
In government and politics, Bob served as a senior executive in the Reagan White House Office of Management and Budget where he coordinated and directed the Administration’s interagency review and analysis, including the development, of a broad range of legislation. He has also served on the national and state finance committees of a presidential, candidate, several Members of, or candidates for, Congress, as well as the campaign manager for a gubernatorial candidate. In 2016, he co-chaired a national coalition for the election of President Trump and Vice President Pence.
Active in community and civic affairs, Bob is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Second Genesis Foundation, which is focused upon prevention of drug abuse and addiction.
Bob is a graduate of Augustana College (IL) with an advanced degree from The American University in Washington, DC. In addition, Bob studied law at Wayne State Univ. Law School.