Rae Robinson Trotman

Chief of Staff

With more than 10 years of experience in issues advocacy, public affairs and partnership management, Rae leads the Caraway team in all aspects of communications planning, strategy and new business development. She also supports clients with public affairs, issues advocacy, partnership management and government relations strategy. She has provided counsel to such clients as the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture, the American Federation of Teachers and the State of Maine, among others.

Prior to joining Caraway, Rae worked in the Department of External Affairs with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. There she worked directly with state and local elected officials and public interest groups representing state and local government, urging them to work harder in the fight against child abduction and child sexual exploitation. This work resulted in numerous municipalities implementing the Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation and the passage of resolutions. Before working in government relations she developed and managed a national network of licensed clinical service providers ready to meet the needs of families of missing, abducted or endangered children and work directly with NCMEC staff.

While living in Boston, Rae worked with the Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund writing policies for Healthy Families Massachusetts, a statewide program for first time parents. She also authored a position paper supporting the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

Rae received masters' degrees in public health and social work from Boston University where she focused on social welfare policy and programming. She holds a BA from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Rae is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSA-National Capital Chapter and is chair of the PRSA-NCC's diversity committee.