Robin Verges, Board Member
I have been privileged to work for the ABSOLUTE DEAN of public relations, Howard Rubenstein, since 1995 when I joined the company with extensive public affairs, issue-oriented, development, corporate communications and special event public relations experience. Now privileged to work for the equally astute SON OF THE DEAN, Steven Rubenstein.
Born, raised and educated in Harlem, I began my public speaking career as valedictorian of my kindergarten class at The Modern School, and subsequently my writing career as editor of my third grade class newspaper at New Lincoln School.
Fast forward, now among my clients are Teachers College:Columbia University, L’Oréal USA, Toshiba America and The Jewish Community Relations Council's Center for Community Leadership .
At Rubenstein, I have designed innovative publicity campaigns and events for AT&T, developers Silverstein Properties (7 World Trade Center) and Rudin Management Company (New York Information Technology Center @55 Broad Street and Reuters Headquarters @3 Times Square); and for large, public events such as The Nation’s Parade (Veteran’s Day and the United States’ Official Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II), the Harlem Jazz and Music Festival; HARLEM WEEK, The New York City Host Committee for the 39th Annual GRAMMY® Awards; and The Essence Awards sponsors.
My 'creative story-pitching' has landed numerous major daily newspaper, television, radio, magazine and online features including a Wall Street Journal front page item on Budget & Credit Counseling Services; a Forbes feature on Vibe Magazine; a Wall Street Journal feature on a major donation to The Mount Sinai Medical Center as well as a New York Times front page photo of the remodeling of the Church of St. Mary The Virgin.
A National Merit Scholar and a New York State Regents Scholar, I graduated from Syracuse University (Go Orange!), have Master of Arts credits in Media Studies from New School University and am an alumna of the Eighth Class of the CORO Foundation and New York City Partnership's prestigious Leadership New York program.
I was chosen as a member of the inaugural Black Leadership Summit and as a panelist for the social communications industry’s key event "Social Media Week" on "The Changing Relationships Between Journalists, Opinion Makers & PR Pros.”