Rob is currently taking a leave of absence from Purple to run the National Republican Senatorial Committee as the Executive Director. Prior to joining Purple, Rob ran the American Action Network. The Network under Rob’s leadership raised over $30 million for advocacy in 5 Senate races and 35 House Districts building multi-platform advocacy campaigns that included grassroots, TV, radio, new media, social media and voter mobilization. In addition, Collins created the successful Hispanic Leadership Network co-chaired by Gov. Jeb Bush and Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.
Before starting the Network, Rob was Chief of Staff for Majority Leader Eric Cantor, worked on over 14 campaigns including work with Senator John Thune, the NRSC, Senator Chuck Hagel, The RNC, NY RACC, Congressman David McIntosh and Congressman Frank Riggs.
Rob has been named to three consecutive Roll Call’s “Fab 50″ list and twice to The Hill’s “35 Staffers to Watch Under 35.” In May of 2011 was named to Washington Life’s “Power 100 in Washington, D.C.” In July 2011, Rob joined the Board of Directors for American Crossroads GPS, a center-right policy and grassroots advocacy organization.