Bob Kaufman currently serves as the Chief Communications & Marketing Officer for the Texas Department of Transportation. In that role, Kaufman is responsible for many internal and external communication functions for the agency, including Communications, Public Involvement, Travel Information, Media Relations, Travel Services, Creative Services, Internal Communications, Travel Information Centers and Travel Publications.
Before joining TxDOT in 2012, Kaufman worked on Dell's corporate communications team, and most recently led Dell's Corporate Responsibility communications. Previously he supported Dell's Global Consumer business, managing public relations for North America and leading the Global Reviews team. Kaufman also managed PR programs for Dell Services and Executive Communications. Prior to Dell, Kaufman was Director of Public Information for the Railroad Commission of Texas and led communications and media strategy for the state agency that regulates oil and gas production. Before his time in Texas, Kaufman was a Washington, D.C.-based producer for "CBS This Morning", and an Assignment Manager, running day to day operations of CBS's busiest assignment desk. In the mid to late 80s and early 90s, he was and was a television producer and reporter in and around the Washington, D.C. area, including assignments at WBOC TV in Salisbury, Maryland. Kaufman started his career in the news division of ABC News and Good Morning America, based in Washington, D.C.
Kaufman is married and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Lisa. They have two children, one in high school and one in college.