As Senior Vice President for External Relations, Robin Rooks McQueen works closely with the President and Board ensuring that the DA’s new strategic vision drives other streams of work, and that the organization’s recruitment, fundraising, events, and communications are amplified and well-coordinated.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Robin served as the Vice President for External Relations for the Truman National Security Project responsible for the creation and implementation Truman’s development strategy. During her career, she has worked with several DA aligned partner organizations leading their fundraising efforts including, the Center for American Progress (CAP), Women’s Voices. Women Vote (WVWV) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Before moving to Washington, DC, Robin led the New York City-based Seeking Harmony in Neighborhoods Everyday (SHiNE) as the Executive Director and as the Associate Director of Capital Campaigns for the YMCA of Greater New York and began her career in development in Baltimore, Maryland at the Johns Hopkins University.
Robin earned her bachelor’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture.