Rob French

Assistant Vice President, State Government Relations

Springfield, IL

+1 217 527 1287


Rob French is an assistant vice president on McGuireWoods Consulting’s Illinois team, focusing his practice on nonprofit association management. He has a depth of experience assisting professional and trade associations in a variety of areas, including board training, bylaw and policy revision, program development, technology upgrades, external communications, industry relations, and strategic partnerships. Rob’s experience spans several industries, including healthcare, transportation, and economic development. He uses his decade of state advocacy experience to help clients navigate departmental issues, establish a legislative focus, and engage association membership.

In 2020, Rob was named one of Springfield Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40.” He is a past-president of the Illinois Society of Association Executives.


President, Illinois Society of Association Executives, 2019 (m. 2010-2021)

Legislative Committee Chair, Illinois Society of Association Executives (2012-2019)

Member, American Society of Association Executives, 2010-2021

Member, Association Management Company Institute, 2018-2019

Board of Directors, Springfield Art Association, 2018

Rob French