2020 Connect Association 40 Under 40: Ralph Robinson, CAE, CMP

Ralph Robinson, CAE, CMP, 36, is director of meetings & affiliate relations for Florida Apartment Association. He is based in
Orlando, Florida.

Ralph Robinson Connect Association 40 under 40

Ralph Robinson describes himself as passionate, loyal and an extrovert. Learn more about him.

What I do:
I design experiences through planning and executing all of the Florida Apartment Associations meetings. I am also the liaison to 10 association executives for the local chapters of the state of Florida. 

Impressive stats:
Attendee registration increased by 61% since I started in 2011. Gross revenue generated by the conference has increased from $481,350 in 2014 to $963,280 in 2019. Sponsorship sales exceeded over a quarter-million dollars thanks to my efforts (a figure that was a total of $63,000 when I first started). 
 
What I do outside of work:
I play in a competitive gay dodgeball and kickball league and also take classes at the Improvisational Comedy theater in downtown Orlando. I currently serve as co-chairman of the University of Central Florida's Rosen College Event Management Board of Advisors and am a regular guest lecturer at the university. I’m actively involved as a member of the ASAE, Florida Society of Association Executives, PCMA, LGBT Meeting Professionals Association and the Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando. 
 

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