Prominent Little Rock public relations executive Ron Robinson died Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the age of 75.
Robinson was the former chairman and CEO of CJRW, a Little Rock marketing and communications firm, where he started as a college intern. After joining full-time in 1970, he remained at the agency until his retirement in 1996.
In addition to attending the University of Arkansas, he also served in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of captain. He was awarded a Bronze Star and the Air Force Commendation Medal for his contributions to the Apollo 11 moon mission.
His passions included stamp and movie poster collecting. Robinson served on the United States Postal Service Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, where he provided recommendations for stamps and helped highlight Arkansas on postage stamps. Robinson donated many of his movie posters to the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS).
In 2014, Robinson became the namesake of CALS’s 315-seat theater, located inside the Arcade Building in Little Rock’s River Market.
Robinson is survived by a son, Reid, 44, and two granddaughters.