Sara L. Robertson
Sara serves as GBQ’s Director of Market Strategy. In this role, she is responsible for leading the firm’s growth efforts and overseeing the marketing and sales functions for alignment toward targeted revenue growth. She is responsible for coordinating GBQ’s organic growth efforts and facilitating increased collaboration amongst practice areas, management and service lines. Sara works closely with the growth strategy team and Managing Director, as well as niche leaders and the member group, to plan and support growth initiatives.
Since joining GBQ, Sara has led the Firm’s vision for growth by overseeing and executing corporate identity programs, events, advertising, direct mail, social media, CRM and public relations campaigns. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Sara worked in marketing at the Ohio Restaurant Association.
Sara graduated from Miami University with a degree in Marketing and Finance. She is a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM), where she has held various leadership roles.
Sara is the immediate past President of the OhioHealth Foundation’s Kitchen Kapers board and sits on the Execute Committee of Barrington Elementary School’s PTO. She is a board member of The Beehive Alliance, an organization dedicated to creating a buzz around pediatric mental and behavioral health issues. She has also been a Meals On Wheels volunteer for 10 years. Sara sits on the Columbus Chamber of Commerce’s marketing committee, is a member of the Boomer Marketing Circle and the Association for Accounting Marketing’s Advanced Digital CX Circle, in addition to the SMART Columbus Acceleration Partner Program.
Sara was named “Rookie of the Year” at GBQ in 2005, was awarded the firm’s “Internal Five Star Service” award in 2007 and received the Jack Boyle Leadership Award in 2015, 2018 and 2020. In July 2013, she was named a “YP to Know” in Central Ohio by the Columbus Young Professionals Club.
In 2015, Sara was recognized by Columbus Business First as one of Columbus’ Forty Under Forty. She is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Columbus.
- Miami University (Oxford, OH) – B.A., Marketing and Finance
- American Marketing Association (AMA)
- Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM)
- AAM’s Advanced Digital CX Circle
- Boomer Marketing Circle
- Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Marketing Committee
- SMART Columbus Acceleration Partner Program Member