Robin Kocina is co-founder, president and CFO of Media Relations Agency, a top performance-based PR agency. Under her leadership, she has grown the agency from its inception in 1987 to its current status as a successful integrated marketing agency with international clientele and multi-million dollar revenues.

A highly regarded community leader, Kocina believes strongly in sharing her marketing and leadership skills through community service. Helping others is what drives Kocina’s involvement with

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, a non-profit credited with saving lives among youth traveling abroad.

Kocina 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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