At Babbage Cofounder, we pride ourselves on connecting people and ideas.

Our goal is to turn the courage of our clients’ convictions into effective policy achievements, communications strategies, and long-lasting positive relationships with government, corporate, higher education and civic leaders.

Whether your goal requires an effective lobbying strategy, crisis management solutions, business development tools that lead to revenue generation, or more, Cofounder can be your partner in success.

Learn a little more about our team at Babbage Cofounder

Bob Babbage

Managing Partner

Bob is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (journalism and political science) and holds master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and Lexington Theological Seminary (social ethics). He completed the Harvard University Senior Executive Program.

Joining top state and regional leaders and Kentucky’s prominent congressional delegation, Bob is recognized as the “architect” of the award-winning DC Fly-In, managed by Commerce Lexington. He received a “Washington Influential” honor in 2012.

Bob is a frequent platform and boardroom speaker and workshop facilitator. He is a sought-after political analyst and commentator providing twice-weekly insights on WVLK Radio (Fox) and election coverage analysis for WLEX-TV (NBC).

  • When @bobbabbage walks down the aisle in Metro Council chambers, you know legislation is about to pass.

    Joe Sonka, @joesonka
  • Bob Babbage brought us the regional DC Fly-In​.  Bob is the architect.  We needed someone who knows Washington, who knows the process and is known by Washington leaders.  So Bob is architect of this success.

    Bob Quick, President & CEO, Commerce Lexington
  • Babbage is the one that convinced me that the art of lobbying can be a noble profession. Bob refers to his profession as being an advocate for a cause and using strategic planning to help that cause achieve its goals.

    Don McNay, The Voice-Tribune

Julie Babbage

Principal, COO

Julie Babbage joined the Cofounder team in 2016. Prior to joining Cofounder, Julie worked as a Business Analyst for Deloitte in the Washington D.C. federal practice. She has also served in a number of internship capacities, ranging from the United States Senate to the U.S. Embassy in London, England.

Julie is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with Honors, studying International Business, Human Development, Philosophy and Spanish.

“Kentucky has always been home and it has long been my goal to work for a leading public affairs firm. To have the chance to do both of those things, alongside my mom and dad no less, is a dream come true.”

Julie interviewing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Lauren Hogan

Advocacy and Media, Director

Lauren joined Babbage Cofounder full-time in 2017 after interning during the legislative session. As Project Manager for State Affairs, Lauren’s focus is the Kentucky statehouse and all Babbage Cofounder causes in the Commonwealth. A native of Frankfort, her deep knowledge of, and passion for, Kentucky politics stems from her upbringing in the capital city and a family history of involvement.

Lauren received her B.A. from the University of Kentucky in Political Science, with minors in Communications & Writing and Rhetoric & Digital Studies.  While at UK, Hogan interned for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, D.C., Congressman Andy Barr in Lexington, and the Republican Party of Kentucky office in Frankfort.  Her passion for politics has also led to her work on local, state, and federal campaigns.  During her time at UK, Lauren was also active in the College Republicans organization and Kappa Delta sorority.

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