Robin Kocina

Robin Kocina
Robin Kocina
Media Relations
Owner and President
Robin Kocina is a proven marketing industry leader who has been instrumental in growing Media Relations Agency, a top performance-based PR agency, from its inception in 1987 to its current status as a successful integrated marketing agency with international clientele and multi-million dollar revenues.

As President, Kocina now concentrates her efforts on the agency’s direction and fiscal growth, as well as new business development in the company’s Minnesota and Florida offices. Kocina’s financial acumen is evidenced by her recognition as a Top Women in Finance Circle of Excellence (Finance & Commerce, 2013) as well as Top Women in Finance (Finance & Commerce, 2010).

Robin believes strongly in sharing her marketing and leadership skills through community service. She currently serves on the board of Hands of Freedom. In this role, she provides marketing strategy and support. She previously served as chairman of the board and marketing strategist for Depart Smart, and also supervised that nonprofit’s media campaign, supported by key members of the Media Relations Agency team. Their efforts were instrumental in launching Depart Smart (formerly ClearCause Foundation), and in positioning founder Sheryl Hill as a trusted, sought-after expert in the media.

She also serves on the Leadership Board for the National Federation of Independent Business, and is an active member of the Women’s Presidents Organization. She is a past board member and Chairman of the Board for WomenVenture. Robin is the recipient of numerous honors for her leadership and community involvement: Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame (2018); Exceptional Businesswoman Award (2016); Top Women in Finance Circle of Excellence (Finance & Commerce, 2013); Top Women in Finance (Finance & Commerce, 2010); Volunteer of the Year (Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, 2010); 25 Women to Watch (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2008); Upsize Lifeline Award (Upsize Magazine, 2008); Standing Ovation Award (Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, 2006) and Luminary Award (National Association of Women Business Owners, Minnesota Chapter, 2005).

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