ROBIN LISA DOUGLAS, President/CEO/Founder of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties, Inc. (ACCWR). Established June 28, 1996.
The African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland Counties, Inc. was established as an independent not-for-profit agency to assist, counsel and protect the interest of the African American Business concerns. Our mission is to preserve enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of Westchester and Rockland Counties.
Robin is the grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Robinson Jr. and the only child of Mr. Herbert Frederick Douglas and Mrs. Gussie B. Douglas (both deceased). Robin enjoys being introduced in that manner, because, while traveling in the south visiting relatives, she noted, it was more important to whom you belonged then who you think you are.
Robin is a graduate of Mercy College with a BS in Finance. She was nominated and listed twice among the "Who's Who" in American Colleges and a 2001 Mercy College Hall of Fame Alumnae/i. She a New York State licensed Cosmetologist. She attended NY City College and receiving a certificate to teach vocational education and a graduate of the Tuck Executive Education program at Dartmouth.
Born in the Bronx, Robin has called Mount Vernon her home for 39 years. She was a teacher in the NYC public school system for 15 years; a member of Sacred Heart Church; the Westchester Black Women's Political Caucus; the NAACP; Girl Scouts of America; a former Mount Vernon district leader; a former legislative aid to Assemblyman Pretlow; a member of a number of local boards, a member of One Hundred Black Women of NYC, a life member of the National Council of Negro Women in NYC, a former member of the Westchester Business Journals Editorial Advisory Board, a member of NYS Heritage Trail Commission appointed by Gov. George Pataki, a member of city of Mount Vernon, NY’s Comprehensive Plan Committee, Mercy College’s Advisory Board, the MWBE program consultant to the City of Mount Vernon, NY and an appointed member of Westchester County Executive, Robert Astorino’s Business Leaders Economic Advisory Council.
At the age of 17, Robin was among 10 young women selected to represent the USA in India as a student diplomat. She later became an adult chaperone for the same program, escorting young women to Mexico.
Robin is the President of the family owned company The Millen Group, a consulting firm located in Mount Vernon, NY.
"I attribute all that I am, to the teachings of my Grand Parents, Mother, Aunts and Uncles; It is that village that raised this child."