Ingrid M. Robinson is the President & CEO of MIR Advisory Group, a consulting firm providing strategy development, process improvement/implementation, organizational design, marketing, and community outreach. She also advises and leads client teams through audits with municipal and state regulators. She is the former Director of State and Local Government Affairs for Halliburton. Her department interfaced directly with a broad array of government and non-government entities. As a leader in the department, she worked to influence the development of laws, regulations and policies that fostered sound national and global economies. In her role overseeing State and Local Government Affairs, she identified and tracked legislation, developed positions or required modifications to legislation to achieve the companies desired policy outcome. She was also responsible for developing political strategy to promote and protect the interests and competitiveness of Halliburton, its affiliates and its individual facilities.
Prior to assuming that role, she utilized her fifteen years’ experience in minority and women business development which included private, government and non-profit sectors to lead Halliburton’s Supplier Diversity efforts. She is seen as a leader in the field, serving as an expert guest speaker internationally on the topic of supplier diversity and local content including the CWC Oil and Sustainable Development Conference in London, England and the America-China Women’s Business Conference in Washington, DC. She was responsible for providing minority, women and small business enterprises the maximum opportunity to participate in Halliburton’s global procurement and sourcing processes. Before joining Halliburton, Robinson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Precision Alliance, Inc. (PAI), a full service consulting firm she founded specializing in supplier diversity and business development. As president of PAI, she provided counsel to several Fortune 500 corporations in various industries including legal, sports entertainment and oil and gas.
Robinson is the former Manager of Supplier Diversity for Pennzoil-Quaker State Company. She also served as Assistant Director of the Houston Minority Business Council (HMBC). While at the HMBC, she played an integral part in helping HMBC receive its first Council of the Year Award in 1999 from the National Minority Supplier Development Council. Robinson also served in various city and state governmental positions including terms in the City of Houston’s Mayor’s Office for Affirmative Action, the office of Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis, and the offices of Texas State Representatives Garnet Coleman and former Texas State Representative now US Congressman Henry Cuellar. Robinson is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Area Urban League, the Louisiana Minority Business Council and Diversity Information Resources.
Robinson’s awards and recognitions in the area of supplier diversity are numerous. Some of her past awards include being recognized by the Houston Chronicle, Channel 11 and Texas Executive Women in 2002 as one of their “Women on the Move.” She led Halliburton to be recognized as one of the Top 50 Companies in Texas for Supplier Diversity in 2005. In 2006, she was recognized as one of the 100 Women Impacting Supplier Diversity and received the Women of Excellence award from Women’s Enterprise Magazine for her outstanding contributions to fostering women business development. In 2007, she was named to the Best in the Decade list of Supplier Diversity professionals and led Halliburton to receive the HMBC Corporate Innovation Award.
Robinson received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and completed the Community Minority Business Advancement Program at the University of Texas – McCombs School of Business. She graduated in May of 2010 with a Masters of Business Administration and Management from Rice University. Robinson is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She is also the proud mother of two children John-Anthony and Syndi.