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Robin B. Martin ’71

Former President and Chief Executive Officer Deer River Group, LLC

Robin B. Martin ’71 is the former president and chief executive officer of the Deer River Group, an acquisition and financial consulting firm and owner of commercial radio and television stations and cell telephone towers.

Martin earned a B.S. cum laude from Rensselaer in 1971 and an M.S. in communications in 1972, and received an honorary doctorate degree in Humane Letters from The Corcoran School of Art in 1995. He has held a number of executive positions in a publicly traded group broadcasting and retailing enterprise and was special assistant to the Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Martin also served as a staff assistant to President Gerald Ford from 1974-1976. Martin has been an active Rensselaer volunteer and was the recipient of the Rensselaer Alumni Association's prestigious 1981 Alumni Key award, the 1989 Albert Fox Demers Medal, and the 1990 Fellows Award from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is also a member of The Amos Eaton Society of Patroons of Rensselaer.

Martin has served on a number of consumer, community, and broadcasting organizations, and holds a commercial pilot license. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications on the broadcasting industry. Martin was vice chairman of the board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington. He was a member of the District of Columbia Board of Education and most recently served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. Martin is currently a member of the boards of the Washington Hospital Center and the Gerald R. Ford Foundation.

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Robin B. Martin ’71
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Robin B. Martin ’71
Trustee Emeritus
Active Trustee:
Jan. 1986-current
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