Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson serves as the Vice President on the CELP board of Directors. He is the owner of an Olympia-based public relations company which specializes in serving Native American Tribes. He was Public Affairs Manager and Policy Analyst for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission for 26 years, working closely with the late, great Billy Frank, Jr. He has also worked in corporate public affairs, served as Chief of Public Information and Public Affairs Director for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Advertising Manager for a major real estate company in Portland, Oregon and worked several years as a daily newspaper reporter.  He is a journalism graduate of the University of Oregon and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He has served as President of the Washington State Information Council, of the Salmon Homecoming Alliance and has been active with numerous other committees and organizations, including the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and the National Congress of American Indians.  Steve is a board member of Washington Wild, the University of Oregon Climate Change Project and The Sierra Club and adviser to the Pacific Education Institute, the Climate Reality Project, the Olympia Arts & Heritage Program and JRMD (Berundi, Africa Youth School & Orphanage) and the Clearing Environmental Education Magazine Board. He has received numerous awards for journalism and citizenship, ranging from two Emmy Awards for film production to the George Washington Medal of Honor.