Robin Miller, president of NEST, is a Yankee turned Louisvillian in 1999, with nearly a decade in between in our nation’s capital. She is a graduate of Washington, D.C.’s The American University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Educational Studies. Her first professional post was with the national American Federation of Teachers, a teachers’ union, where she and a colleague led the public advocacy efforts around a national campaign to raise the standards of achievement and conduct in public schools. While working there, she pursued her Master’s Degree at The American University, in a program she designed herself, called Educational Advocacy. Her career goal was to develop strategic public-private partnerships around mission-based community issues and elicit support via marketing initiatives and customer engagement.
For more than 20 years, Robin worked within the public Education, social service and business association Sectors, having worked as an Education Director, a Director of Brand Advancement, an Executive Director, and a Vice-President for Fundraising. Past organizations include the Louisville Bar Association, the Advertising Federation of Louisville, the Kentucky Science Center, and the Home of the Innocents.
Putting her love for collaboration, the big picture, strategic thinking, and organizational growth together, Robin founded NEST Community Marketing in 2014, to help non-profits, small businesses, and entrepreneurs hatch their next big idea through three service areas—Marketing Migration, Non-profit Navigation, and Strategy on the Fly.
Robin was peer-selected as the National Executive Director of the Year for the American Advertising Federation in 2009. Robin has won other awards—including Business First’s “40 Under 40.” She is a graduate of Leadership Louisville’s Focus Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Leadership Southern Indiana.
Personally, Robin is also a steadfast and career volunteer—as her daughter’s Girl Scout leader, the PTO president, and the Planning Officer for her Homeowner’s Association, as well as a board member for the Carnegie Center for Art & History. She loves Halloween, vacationing in Mexico, throwing a party with a theme—and her family, husband Dave, daughter Corinne, and Agatha-the-Cat [even though she IS a dog person] with whom she lives in a friendly neighborhood in southern Indiana.