Ken Robinson, with several decades of experience in public and media relations, has counseled scores of clients throughout the country in matters ranging from crisis communication to strategic planning and news media relations. He has worked with issues affecting many fields – health care, adult and juvenile justice, banking and insurance, Internet commerce, industry, associations, nonprofits, and state and local government.
Ken formed his first public relations agency in 1998. He began his career as a reporter and later as news director at WBAX-AM in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Subsequently, he served as press secretary to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, then as communications vice president for the Pennsylvania Medical Society, one of the largest professional associations in the commonwealth.
In 2005, a communications assessment and training project he led for the Pa. Department of Health was named one of “12 Exemplary Practices in Public Health Preparedness” by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization and think tank based in Santa Monica, California.
Accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America, Ken is a former media relations trainer for the U.S. Justice Department and a past member of the American Medical Association's Communications Advisory Panel. He studied business administration at Wilkes College and multi-media journalism at Penn State.
He is a past president of the Public Relations Society of America’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter, which in 1999 presented him with its highest honor, The Leuschner Award for Excellence in Public Relations. In 2008, Ken became the 18th recipient of the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society’s Ernest R. McDowell Award, also for excellence in the field of public relations.