Robert L. Allbritton (@R_Allbritton) is the publisher of Protocol. He also is the founder, publisher and owner of POLITICO, a non-partisan global news and information company at the intersection of politics and policy. Allbritton is also executive chairman of Perpetual Capital Partners, a private middle-market investment firm based in Washington, D.C. A native of Houston, Robert serves on the Board of Directors of the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation and is a Trustee Emeritus of Wesleyan University. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he majored in government. He is an avid skier and a licensed pilot.