Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson joined the Maryland Chamber in March 2017 as the special events manager. Prior to coming to the Maryland Chamber, Robinson worked in local and state governments. She served as a neighborhood liaison in the mayor’s office in Baltimore City, as director of outreach in Maryland’s lieutenant governor’s office and as the special assistant to the director in Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development. While in these positions she was able to actualize the impact of policy decisions, interface with residents regarding neighborhood initiatives, plans, and requests and organize numerous events.
Robinson has also served as the executive director of the Kevin Liles for A Better Baltimore Foundation—a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for the youth in the greater Baltimore area. There she produced and managed countless events including their signature back-to-school festival, Maryland’s largest back-to-school event.
Robinson’s life and work experience combined with her interest in politics was birthing ground for Black Girls Vote, Inc.—a non-partisan, grassroots organization focused on encouraging women of color to use their voting power.
Robinson earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration from Frostburg State University. Upon graduation, she was accepted into an international education program in Beijing where she studied international business and Mandarin.