Sarah Slocum Collins serves as Vice President, Government Relations for Roberts Group. Sarah earned her law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law and is a licensed attorney in the state of Arkansas.
Prior to law school, Sarah graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Arkansas earning a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a minor in Mass Communication. During that time, she interned for the University’s President, aiding in the school’s lobbying efforts. Sarah also completed a Congressional internship in Washington, D.C.
Sarah’s government relations experience is rooted in helping bring the client’s private industry expertise to lawmakers to ensure contemporary, business-friendly outcomes are achieved. Sarah has worked on a variety of issues within the spaces of healthcare, pharmacy, higher education, corrections and utility regulations. Roberts GR Strategies played a key role in securing healthcare funding for an expanded Medicaid population in Arkansas through the republican-led solution, the Private Option/Arkansas Works. She was an integral part of the team that worked to pass Arkansas’ Patient Bill of Rights in 2015, requiring pharmacy benefit managers to fairly reimburse pharmacists in Arkansas. Sarah is actively working with members of the Criminal Justice Reform Task Force impaneled by Governor Hutchinson to study the corrections landscape in Arkansas.
Before joining Roberts GR Strategies, Sarah was Vice President of Government Affairs for the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas’s second largest chamber. During her time at the Chamber, Sarah helped shape strategy for and lobbied alongside the Chamber’s largest members including Walmart, AT&T, Cox Communications, Tyson Foods Inc., AEP-SWEPCO, and SourceGas (now Black Hills Energy).
Sarah is an associate with Roberts Law Firm. Her practice focuses on class action and complex litigation, concentrating in the area of Antitrust Litigation. During law school, she concentrated on issues in public and private international law and contracting and environmental law. Sarah served as a member of the University’s American Bar Association Negotiations Regional Competition Traveling Team, American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition and William A. Sutton Trial Competition. She was selected as a Spring 2012 American Law Institute-American Bar Association Environmental Law Conference Scholarship Recipient in Washington, D.C. During law school, Sarah clerked in Walmart’s legal department within the Litigation Support Group.
Sarah served as Miss Arkansas 2009, leading statewide civic and nonprofit initiatives during that year. She is still active with the organization, serving as a Miss Arkansas Organization Committee Chair. Sarah is also involved with the Miss America Organization, and serves as a founding member of the Miss America State Titleholders Association in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sarah is a member of the Arkansas Bar.