EWI of Des Moines
Robin is the Assistant Director of the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation. Joining the staff in 1999, Robin oversees the Foundation’s accounts, planned giving, database, merchandise and volunteer programs and coordinates the auction for the Corn Dog Kickoff Benefit Auction. A graduate of Central College in Pella, IA, Robin has a Masters in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked for Youth For Understanding International Exchange as an Outreach Coordinator, responsible for the recruitment and support of American teenagers as exchange students. She volunteers with Living History Farms and at her local elementary school and enjoys traveling. Other pursuits include gardening, golf and photography, though all now take a backseat to keeping up with the activities of her two boys.
I am married to Larry, we have three children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. We also have a maltese named Barney. I work as a variable data quality assurance specialist at TPI-The Printer Inc. located in Des Moines, Iowa. Larry and I love to spend time at the ballpark, dog park, and of course, with family and friends. We also enjoy travelling and listening to live music, especially jazz and rhythm and blues.
I serve as the EWI B/C/DP Director. I am a representative of the EWI of Des Moines Chapter. I really appreciate my firm's membership with EWI and look forward to the future of this organization.