George RobinsonGeorge Robinson '71

George F. Robinson graduated from Missouri Valley College in 1971 with a degree in physical education. While at Valley, he played football and joined the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. He is the founder and President of The Robinson Group, a Minneapolis-based consulting and training company. He utilizes his 27 years of corporate experience in helping companies align their culture strategy with business goals to heighten productivity and bottom-line performance. As a seasoned executive consultant, he has implemented breakthrough training and sales and marketing strategies for clients such as Ford Motor Company, Philip Morris, Cendant, Bayer and Riddell.

George is an executive consultant with Insight Education, a leadership, diversity, and organizational development consulting company. They developed the MicroInequities: The Power of Small seminar with MIT's Dr. Mary Rowe. Robinson has worked with companies such as Boeing, Cisco, Monsanto, Merck, and Coke in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and South America.

He is the former president of The Kydd Group, an integrated marketing and event-planning agency, specializing in ethnic markets. He forged and facilitated key partnerships with clients such as General Motors, Miller, General Mills, and Target.

George serves on the Board of Turning Point and former Board of Trustees for the Breck School in Minneapolis. He is a former board member of the Rio Grande School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has also been on the Board of Advisors for Urban Venture Leadership Foundation and the Board of the Fairway Foundation. He joined the Missouri Valley College Board of Trustees in 2014, and received his honorary doctorate from the College in 2015. His love and passion for teaching others has guided his distinguished career. He is extremely active with with family and enjoys mentoring young professionals in Minneapolis where he has lived for over 40 years.