Women of Excellence

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Nora J. Robinson

Title: Director of Events and Development
Industry: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Nonprofit
Major Product/Service: Organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all
Expertise: Ms. Robinson is responsible for fundraising, organizing and event planning. She cultivates and expands event sponsorship development and fulfillment and solicits in-kind donations for all events. She assists the CEO in fundraising and actively participates on staff committees. Ms. Robinson plans and implements all special events and event-related annual receptions and coordinates event logistics. She handles public relations, advertising, collateral design, production, distribution, qualifies and supervises event contractors and helps to drive down costs and manage budgets. In addition, she works closely with the Director of Public Relations.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Knoxville, Tennessee
Affiliations: Public Relations Society of America; International Association of Business Communications
University/Degree: A.A.S., Electro-Mechanical Drafting, Chabot College; B.A., Fine Arts, California State University, East Bay, 1991
Hobbies/Sports: Volunteering
Work History: Previously, Ms. Robinson was the Director of Corporate Marketing Communications and Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Applied Materials, Inc. from 2000 through 2010. She served as the Website Content Manager at KaTom Restaurant Supply Inc. from July 2013 through March 2015, and was the Sales Supervisor at The Tree and Vine from July 2013 through May 2015.
Career Accomplishments: Ms. Robinson volunteers for Knoxville City People, Knox Heritage, the Knoxville Opera and the Second Harvest Food Bank. She prepared a "Tribute to Women" on September14, 2017, Knoxville's most prestigious acknowledgement of women in East Tennessee. She is also preparing for a "Race Against Racism" which will include a 5-K race, a one-mile walk to the statue of Alex Haley, author of "Roots", and a Kids Fun Run.