Creative Coalition CEO to speak, lead classes at ECU

Robin Bronk, chief executive officer of The Creative Coalition, will visit East Carolina University Oct. 23 – 26 as visiting scholar in the School of Communication.

As leader of the nation’s top arts and entertainment advocacy group, Bronk has developed corporate sponsorships to expand the group’s budget and programs. She started The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative to produce and support films that address national and global issues.

Robin Bronk

In the process, she has launched partnerships with independent film producers and distributors, including HBO, Focus Features and Samuel Goldwyn Films. Bronk has helped develop some of The Creative Coalition’s key programs, including Moviemaker Mentors and Teachers Making a Difference.

Bronk will speak at a reception from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Emerge Art Gallery, 404 Evans Street. She will also keynote the School of Communication’s annual High School Media Workshop, which begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 25 in Mendenhall Student Center. Held in conjunction with the N.C. High School Media Association, the workshop brings approximately 300 high school students to campus for sessions on journalism and media topics delivered by news professionals and faculty. Participants will also tour the new multiplatform newsroom and studio located in Joyner East 215.

Bronk will address several communication classes and the school’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter during her stay. She is the School of Communication’s third visiting scholar. The Emerge reception is sponsored by CommCrew, the School of Communication’s alumni support group.

Members of the public who wish to attend the reception should visit and click the invitation link.