Robert Tappan

Managing Director

Robert TappanĀ is Managing Director of the International BiometricsĀ + Identity Association in Washington, DC. An expert in corporate communications and public affairs, he has advised numerous trade and professional associations on a wide variety of legislative efforts and communications campaigns, as well as provided critical PR counsel in crisis situations. During his 35-year career, Mr. Tappan served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department, as President of the Washington DC office of global PR firm Burson-Marsteller, and Director of Strategic Communications for the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad, Iraq during the Iraq War