Robin Stratton is a creative, strategic leader with more than 30 years of experience in both for-profit and for-purpose industries. Her diverse career has taken her from corporate marketing and branding, to non-profit fundraising and executive management, and includes entrepreneurship and franchising. Having sat on both sides of the board room, as CEO and Board Chair, this unique path developed competencies in communications, advancement, people development, financial management, client relationships, and as a storyteller. She is also adept in executive search and performance evaluation, board member assessment and action plans, meeting facilitation, and committee charters.
A results-oriented team builder, Robin spent the last decade as a McDonald’s restaurant owner and operator in Kentucky and Indiana, overseeing finance, marketing, and human resources for her franchise organization. In this role, she led recruitment and retention, staff training and assessment, local marketing, sales building, and community relations. Simultaneously, she served the greater Louisville community as Board Chair of Jewish Family & Career Services and as a Director for the Jewish Heritage Fund. Robin collaborated and led efforts in grant making and writing, marketing, governance, strategic planning, recruitment, personnel and the first dedicated efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion.