The Role of Employer Associations in the Business Community with Kevin Robins

January 09, 2024

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In this episode of the HR Mixtape podcast, host Shari Simpson interviews Kevin Robins, the leader of the Mid-Atlantic Employers Association (MEA). They discuss the role and benefits of employer associations for businesses. Kevin shares that employer associations are nonprofit organizations that provide resources and support to businesses, particularly midsize organizations that may not have the capacity to handle all HR and employment issues on their own.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Employer associations offer personalized advice and consultation to help businesses navigate complex HR and employment issues. 
  2. They provide training and development programs to help businesses develop their talent and improve leadership skills. 
  3. These groups can save businesses time and money by providing access to experts and resources, reducing the need for extensive research or costly legal services.

Kevin is a strategic executive with over 30 years of hands-on experience in legal, financial, and business services. Kevin joined MEA in 2011 and has driven the 120-year-old association to be an essential partner to more than 600 organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region around their HR and people needs.

Prior to joining MEA, Kevin spent 15 years with SEI Investments, a NASDAQ company focused on financial and investment business process services in both legal and business roles. In addition to his role with MEA,  Kevin currently owns a massage studio focused on delivering wellness to its clients. 


Shari Simpson

Senior Manager Thought Leadership

Kevin Robins

MidAtlantic Employers' Association

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