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September 12, 2006




(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Robin Robinson, of Hattiesburg, to the Volunteer Services Commission. The mission of the MVSC is to engage and support Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities.


“Robin has a true commitment to serving others,” Governor Barbour said. “She has a passion for community service, and I am confident she will be a great asset to the people of Mississippi as we continue to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.”


Robinson is director of Organization Development and Corporate Communication at Sanderson Farms, Inc., where she has worked since 1978. She was appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees and is chair of the M.B. Swayze Educational Foundation. In addition, Robinson serves on the board of directors for the Jones County Junior College Foundation, United Way of the Pine Belt, American Lung Association-Mississippi Chapter, and the University of Southern Mississippi Business Advisory Council. She is past president of the Mississippi Federation of Business and Professional Women and past chairman of the board of directors and national president of the Business and Professional Women/USA.


Named as one of the Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women, Robinson has also been recognized by the Mississippi YWCA as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference.” She was chosen to be one of America’s 2000 Notable Women and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the University of Southern Mississippi, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.