Robyn Gougelet works at PinneyAssociates and advises on public health legislative and regulatory policy strategy for tobacco harm reduction efforts and execute on targeted efforts. PinneyAssociates provides consulting services on smoking cessation and tobacco harm minimization (including nicotine replacement therapy and electronic vapor products) to Niconovum USA, Inc., R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, and RAI Services Company, all subsidiaries of Reynolds American Inc. RAI was acquired by British American Tobacco (BAT) in July 2017.
Before joining PinneyAssociates as an Associate in June 2015, Robyn worked for three years at Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a non-profit, non-partisan organization in Washington, D.C. dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. In that role, Robyn helped to inform Members of Congress and their staff about state-specific prevention and public health provisions and programs created by the Affordable Care Act. As part of her work at TFAH, Robyn advocated for public health programs during the appropriations process. Before joining TFAH, Robyn worked as an intern in the office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Robyn graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland with an honors degree in History and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. As an undergraduate, she also studied history and politics as a visiting student at Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford.