Stephanie Aaronson, Vice President, Engagement

Stephanie Aaronson is Vice President of Engagement at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), where she leads community engagement initiatives across departments and the public media system. Ms. Aaronson is responsible for advancing American Graduate: Getting to Work, public media’s long-term commitment to help young people succeed in school, career and life. She also oversees Veterans Coming Home, a public media effort focused on bridging the military-civilian divide and supporting post-9/11 veterans as they transition to civilian life. Previously she was Vice President of Education and Community Impact and managed numerous grant programs including the National Center for Media Engagement (NCME) and Nashville’s Next Door Neighbors.

Ms. Aaronson has over 20 years of experience in media and communications. Prior to CPB, she was Senior Director at PBS and PBS KIDS, where she served on the senior corporate strategy and operations teams. She created and led the PBS Healthy Kids and Healthy Communities initiative, managed education and health advisory boards, and oversaw national communications and events. Earlier she held program and production, public affairs and corporate communications, and marketing positions at Hallmark Channel, Lifetime Television, Discovery Communications, Rutledge Broadcasting, and National Empowerment Television. She served on the Federal Advisory Board of the NIH Director's Council of Public Representatives.  

A native of Washington, D.C., Ms. Aaronson studied at Georgetown University and American University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from George Mason University.