Robin Hogen was born in Los Angeles in 1947 and grew up in Chappaqua, N.Y. He graduated from Andover in 1966 and was captain of the ski team, a junior proctor and member of the varsity soccer team. He graduated from Yale University in 1970 with a B.A. degree, where he played varsity soccer, captained the ski team, served as president of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, was a member of Wolf’s Head Society and was named a Lucy Hall Boardman Scholar. In 1970, he joined the Nichols School in Buffalo, N.Y., as head of the Art Department and coach of the soccer and ski teams. From 1974 to 1978, he worked in communications positions in Hartford with the Chamber of Commerce and the Hartford Bicentennials (a soccer league expansion team). Starting in 1978, Robin held communications and public relations positions with a number of companies, including United Technologies, Merck, Hybridon, Fisher Scientific, Purdue Pharma, and Yale University. In 2015, he retired and founded True North Strategies, LLC in Norwalk, a firm specializing in communications. Robin and his wife Jan reside in Norwalk and have two daughters and four grandchildren (who all live in California). Robin is a member of the Edgartown Yacht Club, Yale Club of New York City, and Shore and Country Club. He also serves on the advisory board of the Social Impact Exchange, the International Advisory Board of Rabin Martin and the board of directors of the Bart Adaptive Sports Center in Manchester, Vt. In addition to teaching skiing and sailing to his grandchildren, Robin is an avid sailor, cyclist and windsurfer. He also plays league tennis and some paddle. He likes but isn’t too skilled at golf and single sculling. Sponsored by John Hess.