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Robin Roberts

Co-founder & President, National Media Group

Robin Roberts is co-founder and President of National Media Group, a family of companies focusing on providing strategic communications and advertising services to corporate, political and issue-advocacy clients.

Since 1981, presidents, senators, governors, and members of congress, as well as major trade associations, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies, have turned to National Media for their media initiatives.

Mr. Roberts is also a founding partner in Purple Strategies, a bi-partisan corporate communications and reputation management firm based in Washington, DC.

In 2009, Mr. Roberts founded the Washington Media Scholars Foundation, a 501 (c)3 organization that provides academic, scholarship, and career opportunities to undergraduate students nationwide who are interested in the public affairs advertising industry. Since the organization was founded, approximately $1,500,000 has been raised to benefit over 350 students. www.mediascholars.org

A native of South Carolina, Mr. Roberts received a degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1976. In 2004, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the School of Journalism, and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the USC Alumni Association.

Mr. Roberts was the inaugural Advisory Board Chairman of the Bucknell University Institute for Public Policy, serving in that role for five years. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of BB&T Bank, as well as the Board of Governors of the 4A’s (American Advertising Agencies Association) Mid-Atlantic council.

Mr. Roberts and his wife, Beth, live in Alexandria, VA and have two daughters.