Robert A. Vescio

Principal
Education
  • Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Mercyhurst College

One of the original Principals that launched Cohen & Grigsby Public Affairs, Rob is a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years of public affairs experience. If a major public policy debate is occurring in Pennsylvania, chances are, Rob is part of the discussion.

As a lobbyist, Rob has successfully lobbied on behalf of for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations and trade association clients. His vast experience and strong bi-partisan contacts have provided clients with the ability to shape issues.

Rob has experience in the following areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Aviation
  • Corporate Tax Policy
  • Pension Reform
  • Casino Gaming/Horse Racing
  • Labor
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Film and Entertainment Industry
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • Energy
  • Non-Profit
  • Local Government
  • Trade Associations

Rob formerly worked for the Pennsylvania State Senate, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives and in the Allegheny County Chief Executive’s Office, located in the second largest county in Pennsylvania.

Memberships

  • Member, Board of Directors, Port Authority of Allegheny County

Education

Rob received a Master of Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Mercyhurst College (University).