Robin Bronk is the CEO of The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org), the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) charity arm of the entertainment industry. Founded in 1989 by Alec Baldwin, Christopher Reeve, Susan Sarandon, Ron Silver, and other prominent members of the entertainment industry, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to maximizing multi-platforms of the entertainment industry behind issues of public importance. Since being appointed to the position in April 2010, she has exponentially grown The Creative Coalition’s operating budget by designing and instituting corporate sponsorship programs and cause marketing opportunities, in particular for the film industry.
Ms. Bronk has spearheaded the organization’s most successful advocacy and cause campaigns that have mobilized a renowned sector of the nation's leaders in the arenas of entertainment, arts, letters, business, policy, community leadership, and the media. She directed many of the most sought-after and effective programs and events in the entertainment industry including award-winning PSA campaigns, coalition building, cause-related marketing campaigns, and policy/legislative advocacy and grassroots campaigns.
Under her leadership, The Creative Coalition’s signature programs include the Spotlight Initiative to Support the Art & Craft of Independent Film, New York Business Leader Task Force on Runaway Production, and Moviemaker Mentors, Reel Life vs. Real Life Series, among others.
Ms. Bronk created the Spotlight Initiative, a division of The Creative Coalition that produces and supports films with messages important to domestic and global agendas. Through the Spotlight Initiative, Bronk has created partnerships with leading independent film distributors and producers including Amazon, A24, Focus Features, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Participant Media, Baltimore Films, Open Road Films, Showtime, and Roadside Attractions, among others.
Ms. Bronk is an author and public speaker, and produced the feature film, Poliwood, directed by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson that aired on Showtime and was a selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. Most recently, she served as Executive Producer of the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition film, Before You Know It, starring Alec Baldwin, Mandy Patankin and Judith Light. Ms. Bronk speaks at colleges and universities as well as the Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, and Tribeca film festivals. She serves as spokesperson for The Creative Coalition and frequently speaks on the role of the entertainment industry in public advocacy campaigns. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, People, Boston Globe, and The
Washington Post, among other leading newspapers. She is also a frequent guest commentator for MSNBC, Fox, CNN, and other broadcast and digital news outlets as well as a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post.
Since 2010, Ms. Bronk has been a selected participant in Fortune’s annual Most Powerful Women Summit. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work including the Gracie Award for producing “Watch What You Watch,” a PSA campaign for girls and body image, the Artivist Award for her leadership in the arts and activism, the Woodstock Film Festival Trailblazer Award, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Intellectual Property Champion Award. She also received commendations from the White House and the Pentagon for producing an award-winning PSA campaign to help stem the military’s suicide epidemic. Ms. Bronk has published three bestselling books, “The Art of Discovery” (Rizzoli), “Art & Soul” (Hearst Communications), and “If You Had Five Minutes with the President” (Harper Collins). She also penned a column for Washington, DC’s leading newspaper, The Hill, and hosted a weekly segment on independent film for New York City’s leading radio station, WBAI-FM.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Bronk served as Vice President of Corporate Community Strategies for APCO Worldwide, an independently owned global communication consultancy with offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Her clients included corporations, governments, industry associations, and nonprofit organizations. Her areas of client services included corporate and internal communication, crisis management, issue management, government relations, media relations, coalition building, corporate social responsibility, and online communication. She also served as the Director of Cause Celeb, an APCO division that matches celebrities and entertainment leaders with national causes and issues of importance.
Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Bronk worked for ABC News, served as a producer for a weekly C-SPAN program, and worked as a program instructor of The Close Up Foundation.
Bronk serves on the New York Cultural Task Force, as well as the boards of The White House Project, The Close Up Foundation, Woodstock Film Festival, Cabos Film Festival, Carmel Art & Film Festival, Gold Coast International Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival, Young Playwrights Inc., and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and Women of Washington.
Ms. Bronk is a seasoned Capitol Hill strategist and advocate. She has represented The Creative Coalition and its legislative agenda at numerous Congressional Hearings and before Members of Congress and the White House. Ms. Bronk received her Bachelor of Arts from The Pennsylvania State University.