Robin was elected Chair of the Board of PHS as of January 1, 2020. She also serves on its committees. An entrepreneur with extensive experience in the financial services software and software services industry, Robin Potter founded and drove the rapid growth of a large-scale business systems implementation firm that served Fortune 500 companies. After selling that company, she retired from an active business career and refocused on her passions of horticulture and arboriculture. She subsequently completed the certificate program at the Barnes Foundation’s Arboretum School and became a Camden County Master Gardener.
Robin joined the Board of PHS in 2015. She was chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee until the end of 2020. A longtime PHS volunteer, she is a trainer for the PHS Tree Tenders program and was previously on PHS Council, co-chair of the Philadelphia Flower Show’s Early Morning Tour guides, and chair of the Plant Dividend member benefit committee. Robin is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business (MBA), Swarthmore College (BA), and Harvard University (MA).