Robert Noland was born and raised in rural Northwest Missouri. He attend the University of Kansas where he earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and Psychology in 1994. He went on to complete graduate school at Wichita State University earning a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2004.
During his final semester at KU, he was involved in an internship program in which he worked for then-State Senator Todd Tiahrt. Upon his graduation in 1994, he moved to Wichita to work for the Tiahrt Congressional Campaign.
In 1995, he went to work in the office of Congressman Todd Tiahrt where he worked for 16 years (1995-2011). During that time he executed duties in a number of different roles ranging from constituent services, strategic communications to IT/technical assistance. He also served as a legislative liaison in the Washington, DC office in the late 1990’s but returned to Wichita as the Deputy District Director in the Tiahrt District Office in 1998.
From 2000 to 2011, Robert was the District Director for Congressman Tiahrt. In this role he managed the staff and operations for the Wichita office including constituent services, special projects and personnel management. He coordinated the Congressman’s schedule and worked to represent Congressman Tiahrt throughout the district.
Beginning in 2001, Robert began managing, Heart PAC, Congressman Tiahrt’s leadership PAC, and he continues in this role today. Over the years his work has involved financial management and political analysis for Heart PAC.
He served as a key adviser in numerous reelection campaigns and in 1998, Robert managed the Congressman’s successful reelection campaign. His connections throughout the state in political circles resulted in lasting friendships and working relationships that endure.
Prior to joining Tiahrt Enterprises, LLC, Robert spent three years leading the Kansas Family Policy Council, a statewide non-profit organization affiliated with Focus on the Family and Citizenlink.
While there, his responsibilities included grassroots coordination and legislative. Over the course of his years lobbying, he developed relationships and connections with key lawmakers in Topeka providing vital information, written & oral testimony and strategic support for legislative goals of the organization. Along with other like-minded groups, he participated in number of coordinated efforts to positively affect the legislative process.
In 2012, he lead a grassroots effort to repeal municipal ordinances in two cities concurrently which involved strategic communications, volunteer recruitment and management, public relations, advertising, direct mail and fundraising.
Other organizational duties included long range fundraising and strategic planning in addition to day-to-day financial management, accounting, infrastructure, board member relations and volunteer coordination. In 2012, he successfully established KFPC PAC as a successful part of the organization which is active in local, state and federal elections.
Robert and his wife, Amy, live in Wichita and have one son.