Phillip M. Robinson, Jr., Executive Director and Vice President, City Year Cleveland

Phillip M. Robinson, Jr., a native Clevelander, joined City Year Cleveland as its Executive Director and National Vice President in December 2010. He is the primary leader, external champion and chief administrative officer. Robinson oversees 78 staff and AmeriCorps members serving in seven schools, impacting more than 2,200 students every day. Previously, Robinson served as a Cleveland Executive Fellow through a joint executive on loan venture between the Cleveland Leadership Center and the Cleveland Foundation. Before participating in this fellowship program, Robinson was a senior account executive with Marcus Thomas, LLC and an account executive at Fleishman Hillard. Prior to moving back to Northeast Ohio, he held positions at Powell Tate | Weber Shandwick in Washington, DC and served as a congressional legislative aide for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. In 2015, Robinson made Crain's Cleveland Business’s Forty Under 40 list. Additionally, Robinson was accepted as a 2015 Pahara NextGen Leader, a program of the Aspen Institute. He was named by Crain's Cleveland Business as a "Who to Watch in Education" in 2014. Robinson was a member of Leadership Cleveland Class of 2013. He was selected as one of the Top 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers by Inside Business Magazine and the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club. Robinson was inducted into the George Washington University Hall of Fame in 2001. Currently, Robinson serves on the boards of Citizens Leadership Academy, the United Black Fund and Gilmour Academy. Also, he is serves on the Broadway Slavic Village MyCom-P16 Coalition Executive Committee and the Executive Committee of the United Way of Greater Cleveland Council of Agency Executives. A graduate of Gilmour Academy, Robinson earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The George Washington University School of Business. Robinson earned his Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Case Western University Weatherhead School of Management. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and daughter, Olivia, in Solon, Ohio.