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Tom serves as chief executive officer of Robinson Marketing, where he is active in agency management, including account service for major clients. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism (advertising-public relations) in 1965 from the University of Georgia. He graduated from U.S. Air Force Officer Training School in San Antonio, Texas, in August 1966 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant.
Tom’s experiences have meant result-oriented creative work for our clients. During college internships in 1962 and 1963, he covered the activities of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and local racial protests and in 1964 wrote for the Associated Press Atlanta Bureau. He served as City and Area Editor for the Daily Tifton (Ga.) Gazette; U.S. Air Force Information Officer; Public Relations Account Executive and Advertising Account Executive for Gordon Marks & Co., an advertising/public relations firm in Jackson, Miss.; Senior Vice President and Tupelo Office Manager, Gordon Marks & Co., Tupelo, Miss.; and as President of Robinson Marketing.
He was an information officer supporting the command of Col. Chuck Yeager, first man to fly faster than the speed of sound. He served under Lt. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, commander of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. His assignments at Clark Air Base, Philippines, were in internal and external affairs, including support for two Bob Hope Shows. Tom has a 35-year relationship with McDonald’s. He co-invented the McDonald’s catfish sandwich, and he was the first-ever to win three Gold Coin Awards from the Bank Marketing Association, which he did in consecutive years for BancorpSouth.
In the community he has served on the board of directors and executive committee of the Community Development Foundation, for 16 years as vice chairman of the Elvis Presley Birthplace Foundation and in most of the key lay offices of All Saints Episcopal Church. Tom has a sincere interest in the need for opportunities for higher education, personally assisting 51 college-bound students with scholarships to date.
What Tom loves most is seeing the results of our agency’s work!
Ty Robinson is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Robinson Marketing. His duties include client service, overseeing the daily operations of the company and the work of the staff, evaluating performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics, setting goals for performance, encouraging exceptional performance, managing relationships with strategic partners, establishing policies that promote company vision, and designing and implementing business strategies.
Ty graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta with a B.B.A. in Marketing minoring in advertising. He joined Robinson Marketing in 1992 as Account Coordinator. Since then he has held the titles of Account Executive, Vice President of Client Services and Vice President of Agency Management. He was honored by the Mississippi Business Journal as a “Top 40 Under 40” recipient in 2009.
Ty makes sure that quality work is produced at Robinson Marketing – on time and within budget. He will be with a project every step of the way – as a member of the creative team, reviewing copy, reviewing the budget and reviewing graphics. Ty served as the on-site coordinator in Jackson, Mississippi, during the agency’s execution of MDES’s Mississippi STEPS campaign, a statewide project that encouraged employers to participate in a small business compensation program when hiring new full-time employees.
Ty is active in the community. He has served on the Community Development Foundation board of directors. He is a graduate of the Jim Ingram Community Leadership Institute and the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Tourism Leadership Program. He served a five-year term on the Tupelo Airport Authority board where he was chairman for two years.
He is very active as an adult leader with the Yocona Area Council Boy Scouts of America since 1992 where he has served as Merit Badge Counselor, Assistant Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, Unit Commissioner, District Commissioner, as well as Chapter Adviser, Associate Lodge Adviser and Lodge Adviser with the Order of the Arrow. He has served the Yocona Area Council as Vice President of Marketing. He is currently the Yocona Area Council Commissioner. He has been awarded the Silver Beaver Distinguished Service to Youth, the highest award given to a council member. The youth of the Order of the Arrow Chicksa 202 Lodge awarded him with the Vigil Honor, the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its members for service to the lodge, council, and Scouting. The youth of the Chicksa 202 Lodge also awarded him the Order of the Arrow Founder’s Award, reserved for an Arrowman who demonstrates that he personifies the spirit of selfless service.
John A. “Andy” Kimbrough is senior art director. Kimbrough has over 20 years of experience in marketing and creative services career fields. Before joining Robinson Marketing, he held senior advertising, marketing and graphics positions of increasing responsibility at Hancock Fabrics in Tupelo before being promoted to director of marketing in 2011.
During his tenure as director of marketing at Hancock Fabrics, his team was twice honored with R.R. Donnelley’s “Excellence in Printing” award, received recognition for recording 18 consecutive months of positive comparable sales gains and developed and implemented the company’s social marketing platforms. While at Hancock Fabrics he served as the company liaison and coordinator of charitable activities for St. Jude Children’s Hospital from 2008-2010.
In addition to his civilian career, Kimbrough served as deputy brigade information operations officer for the 155th Brigade Combat Team in Iraq during a 20-month deployment and was information operations non-commissioned officer for the 155th Infantry Battalion during a deployment to Camp Comanche, Bosnia, earlier in the decade. His various assignments included 16 years of service as a combat engineer and another eight years in the information operations and public affairs career field. His overseas tours included locations such as Iraq, Kuwait, Bosnia Herzegovina, Italy, Gabon and the Republic of Congo in Central Africa, and the Dominican Republic. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal during Operation Iraqi Freedom, received the Mississippi Magnolia Medal for outstanding service and extraordinary achievement on behalf of the Mississippi Army National Guard, was class leader during officer basic training and was selected and awarded a direct commission in the Mississippi Army National Guard.
A graduate of The University of Mississippi, Kimbrough has continued his professional education in both military and civilian educational opportunities. He is a graduate of the Department of Defense Information School, the Adjutant General’s Corps Officer Basic Training Course, U.S. Army Information Operations Advanced Course, U.S. Army Electronic Warfare Course, has attended many marketing professional development seminars and classes and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree.
Kimbrough is a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and serves as team captain for the North Mississippi chapter Out of Darkness suicide prevention campaign.
Donna Shelton serves as Director of Administration for Robinson Marketing. Her duties include general office administration, accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, and payroll.
Donna was a Highest Distinction Graduate (3.82 GPA) from Mississippi State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. The Institute for Certifying Secretaries, a Division of The National Secretaries Association, awarded her a Certified Professional Secretary certificate in 1979 while working at Cook Coggin Engineers. She also worked at JBHM Architects and Mitchell, McNutt & Sams, a law office, before starting with the agency in December 1991.
Donna enjoys showing Tennessee Walking Horses and has been a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association since 1987. She has four retired former show horses at home and one show horse in training in Tennessee. She loves to travel and especially enjoys cruises; she’s been on 25 cruises mostly in the Caribbean. When not on the road, she likes to spend time with family, friends and her two cats and dog.