About Tobi Slaughter
Tobi has over two decades of federal service and comes to us from the U.S. General Services Administration Headquarters in Washington D.C. where she specialized in a broad range of communications and outreach that supported and informed the development and implementation of agency-wide policies and initiatives.
Her most recent role was as Deputy Director of Outreach within GSA’s Technology Transformation Service. Prior to that she served as a Performance Improvement Specialist with GSA’s Public Building Service, where she focused on collaborative communications and employee engagement. However, the bulk of her 15 years at GSA were spent with the Office of Strategic Communication where Tobi was a jack-of-all-trades, including: Speechwriter, Speech Coach, Lead Press Officer, Agency Spokesperson, Client Communication Lead, Audiovisual Production Specialist, Official Agency Photographer, and Liaison to the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.
In addition to an extensive knowledge of public affairs, Tobi also has experience in broadcast operations, social media strategies, graphic design and the use of crowdsourcing and collaboration tools. She has been an advisor to GSA’s SES cadre and was entrusted with international collaboration, community outreach, change management, crisis communications strategy, agency-wide training formulation, team building, and the revitalization of a key Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Affinity Group.
Prior to GSA, Tobi spent about a decade with the Department of Defense as a Public Affairs Officer, Army Staff Writer, Photojournalist, Assistant Editor, and worked in the division of Host Nation Relations in Japan. Some of that time was spent on active duty in the Army as a Multimedia Specialist, Newspaper Stringer, and Armed Forces Network Broadcaster.
Outside of work, Tobi has been recognized for her efforts in the youth mentoring space. Tobi is a proud Native American with two adult children, four grandchildren, a husband, two Yorkie fur babies and two aquatic turtles.