rbb Public Relations maintains partnerships with leading counselors to offer extended special capabilities to our clients.
Bruce S. Rubin
Bruce S. Rubin is a public relations counselor whose 30+-year public relations career encompasses extensive corporate communications, media and community relations as well as substantial marketing public relations experience. However, he has come to be known and regarded as one of the country's top crisis communication practitioners, specializing in crisis, emergency and litigation public relations.
He has worked on sensitive matters for many of the nation's Fortune 100 companies, as well as private families. He is the originator of a unique "fast-action" crisis management program designed to eliminate or mitigate negative news media coverage.
Bruce's professionalism, ethics and standing in the national public relations community were recognized when he was elected chairman of the prestigious Counselor's Academy, comprising more than 1,000 CEO's of public relations firms throughout the nation. At the time, he was the youngest chairman in the Academy's history.
Patricia Thorp served as president and founder of Thorp & Company from 1986 to 2010 when she sold the firm to rbb Public Relations and became senior consultant. She has more than 25 years of experience developing integrated communications programs for the nation's top professional services firms; leading banks, trust companies and investment advisory firms; and the world's largest healthcare and pharmaceutical companies.
Active in industry and community affairs, Patricia is currently a member of the board of Baptist Health Systems' Doctor's Hospital and the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ), and serves as its treasurer. She also is a board member and board secretary for The Commonwealth Institute, sits on the board of Suited for Success, a non-profit organization, and is a BusinessWeek Market Advisory Board Member.
In addition, she is a trustee and board member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she served as Vice-Chairman of the 13th Annual International Airline CEO Conference, and chaired the Miami City Ballet's marketing committee and the International Advertising Association's events committee, where she was also a board member for several years.
In 2010, Patricia was named a Woman Extraordinaire by Business Leader Media. She was an honoree in the 2009 South Florida Business Journal's Influential Business Women and in 2008 was named Entrepreneurial Businesswoman of the Year by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. Patricia was also a national finalist in both the 2007 and 2008 Stevie Awards for Women in Business under the Women Helping Women category. In 2006, her agency, Thorp & Company, was named Business of the Year in its field by the South Florida Business Journal.
Patricia earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida, where she majored in public relations, and was named Outstanding Student of the Year receiving four honors scholarships.
Robert C. Gill, vice president, provides senior counsel and writing expertise of every type including op-eds, white papers, technical writing, brochure copy and bylines.
Prior to joining rbb, Robert served in senior government positions, managing media relations, strategy and legislative research in the technology, health care, business regulation, environmental and consumer protection fields. In this capacity, he worked on some of the most pressing legislative matters of the day, including an innovative brownfields redevelopment law, the nation's first state-funded breast cancer research grant program, and Massachusetts' utility deregulation law.
Robert also has served as research director for the Massachusetts Legislature's Education Committee, working with municipal officials, business leaders and educators to help craft the state's high-profile education reform law. He has served as an advisor on public relations and policy development for the American Cancer Society, Massachusetts Division, and has operated in senior positions within various political campaigns.
Robert is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.