Robin M. Billups

Jun 5, 2024 | Cohort 9 Graduates

The Billups Group

Robin Morgan Billups is a former banker having spent her formative years in commercial real estate construction financing on a national level. She sourced, underwrote, and managed a portfolio of conventional and affordable housing investment transactions for multiple institutions, including Bank of America and U.S. Bank.  Robin is an alum of the USC Marshall School of Business/Minority Program in Real Estate Development and Finance ; the program seeks parity in the industry workforce and development process.

While at US Bank as a Commercial R.E. Construction Relationship Manager, she averaged $150+ million annually in loan production before creating the National Supplier Diversity role in a 24-state footprint.  Robin built the department from the ground up while implementing a national program focused on education, assessment, compliance, and certification for Prime, Tier II and Tier III businesses.

Following U.S. Bank, Robin joined the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council-D.C. (WBENC) team as the National Business Development Manager recruiting, retaining, and engaging corporate members. Her expertise and connections stabilized and increased retention, and new corporate members across a broad sector of public and private entities.

Robin, The Connector, formed her own company, The Billups Group (TBG). TBG contracts with entities and entrepreneurs to assess, coach, and develop strategic framework towards economic goals, strategic engagement, and compliance reporting. She is adept in interpreting and identifying viable contracting opportunities to achieve procurement supply chain inclusion. TBG value-added services entail – aligning diversity/inclusion with corporate social responsibility commitments; tracking/reporting KPI metrics; certification requirements; aligning prospects and deepening existing client relations while connecting relevant resources and as a speaker, panelist/moderator. The business advisory is cost efficient with successful engagement and record of accomplishment.

Robin is married to Kenneth Billups Jr. (retired Engineer/Educator), has two adult sons: Ken III (Malaika) and Jared Preston with four adorable grandchildren – Ava Sarai, Ivy McKenna, Teigan Rose, and Jrue James Billups. Originally from St. Louis, she is a Cardinal baseball fan, a sports and music nut, an active community/board member; always looking to be in His service – Jer 29:11.