MPA Alumna Named an Influential Woman in Business

06/11/2014 02:06 PM

BATON ROUGE – Kimberly Robinson, a 1995 Master of Public Administration graduate and member of the E. J. Ourso College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, was recently honored among the 2014 Most Influential Women in Business by The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. An awards luncheon was held June 3 for honorees.

Robinson, a partner for the law firm Jones Walker, was instrumental in devising an economic development plan to attract more property and casualty insurers to Louisiana and to increase private market capacity by 15 percent after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She began her career after law school as a judicial clerk for Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Bernette Johnson before joining the Louisiana Department of Revenue, where she helped form the Policy Services Division. She later worked for the Office of Legal Affairs and as confidential assistant to then-Secretary Cynthia Bridges. Following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Robinson was appointed special counsel and senior adviser on economic development, insurance and revenue policy to Gov. Kathleen Blanco. Robinson is also a founding board member of Baton Rouge’s Inspire Charter Academy, a public charter school for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

To view the full list of 2014 Most Influential Women in Business, click here.

The Public Administration Institute, or PAI, at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 42-hour degree program that emphasizes management and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and healthcare organizations and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6743.

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Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014