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Robert A. Barkin

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Phone: (301) ***-****  
Email: r***@***.com
Arkos Group LLC
5217 Roosevelt Street
Bethesda , Maryland 20814
United States

Company Description: Arkos Group provides our clients a full range of communications services to build your business or organization. Among the services we offer are: Web site copy --...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • University of Miami School of Business
  • University of Michigan
  • Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism
  • Smith College
  • Master of Public Affairs
    University of Texas
  • JD
    University of Texas
161 Total References
Web References
Our Board of Directors | About Us, 23 Oct 2015 [cached]
Robert Barkin, Vice President and Executive Director
Robert Barkin is a professional with experience in communications and management. He is currently a partner in T3np (, which provides RAB management services to nonprofit organizations. He also is president of Arkos Group (, where he assists for-profit organizations in their communications strategy.
From August 2010 until April 2012, he was the interim executive vice president of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, the congregational arm of the Reconstructionist movement. He was also its president for four years and a member of the JRF Board of Directors since 1998. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Jewish Reconstructionist Camping Corporation and the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.
Barkin is currently vice president for communications of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD. He was previously its president and under his leadership, the congregation undertook a successful capital campaign that made possible the construction of its first permanent home. At Adat Shalom, he was previously Treasurer and Chair of the Religious Practices Committee.
Previously, he was Vice President, Corporate Communications, for ICMA-RC, a $28 billion financial services corporation, based in Washington, DC. For 15 years, he was a journalist with a number of newspapers, including the Providence Journal-Bulletin and the Miami Herald. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Miami School of Business.
Board | Jews United For Justice, 19 June 2015 [cached]
Robert Barkin (2013-2015) President, Arkos Group*
Robert Barkin
Robert Barkin served as interim executive vice president of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation (JRF) from 2010-2012. From 2006 until 2012, he was president of the JRF, after serving as a member of its Board of Directors since 1998. Prior to becoming a member of the JRF Board of Directors, Robert was the president of Adat Shalom in Bethesda, MD.
Professionally, Robert is President of Arkos Group, a marketing communications firm, with a specialty in positioning financial services and nonprofit organizations. Prior to moving to Washington, he was Manager of Benefit Communications for Knight-Ridder, Inc. For 15 years, he was a journalist with a number of newspapers. Robert and his wife, Cathy (a journalist), live in Bethesda with their two daughters, Emily and Lena. Robert is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Miami School of Business.
After graduating from Smith College, Bert moved to Houston to teach sixth grade with Teach for America. She then ran Summerbridge Houston (now Breakthrough Houston), an education nonprofit, for a year before moving to Austin to earn her JD and Master of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. During school, Bert interned at the International War Crimes Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. Bert likes watching and volunteering at figure skating competitions, all things chocolate, and living in Washington, DC. She participated in JUFJ's inaugural Jeremiah Fellowship cohort and now co-facilitates the program with Rabbi Richman.
ICMA-RC Strengthens Management Team to Focus and Energize Strategy in Public Policy; Stanges Named VP of Legislative Affairs - -, 12 Jan 2006 [cached]
CONTACT: Robert Barkin, VP, Communications, ICMA-RC, +1-202-962-8212,
News from ICMA-RC - ICMA-RC, 2 Oct 2005 [cached]
In the February cover story of American City & County, Robert Barkin, ICMA-RC's Vice President of Communications profiles how two plan sponsors with different demographic circumstances address their employees' retirement health needs.The article is entitled: "Under Pressure - New Accounting Standards Force Local Governments To Treat Their Ailing Retiree Health Care Benefit Plans."New Accounting Standards Affect Local Government Retirement Health Care Benefit Plans
Robert A. Barkin | About Us, 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
Robert A. Barkin
Robert A. Barkin has been a leader in marketing communications and management consulting for nonprofit and for-profit organizations for over 20 years. Robert is the president of Arkos Group, a consulting group focused on marketing communications for nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including a number of Fortune 500 companies.
mug shots 005 opt He has been and remains active as a board member and board president of national nonprofits. Robert is also a partner in T3np (, an integrated services organization that provides management consultation to nonprofits in the areas of marketing, development and financial operations.
In addition to his consulting work, Robert is a frequent contributor to national magazines on public sector issues, including financial management, marketing and human resources. He has won a number of awards for his writing. He is also asked to speak on issues related to his nonprofit expertise.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has graduate degrees from the University of Miami School of Business and Columbia Journalism School. He was previously a reporter and editor for a number of national newspapers. He resides in Bethesda, MD.
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