Stephanie Aaronson is Senior Vice President of Engagement at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). In this role, she works collaboratively across the organization and the public media system to lead CPB’s efforts in the development and implementation of strategies to enhance the impact of public media, both locally and nationally, in building a strong civil society.
Aaronson joined CPB in 2012 as Vice President, Education and Community Impact. She led the implementation and expansion of “American Graduate,” public media’s long-term commitment to help young people succeed in school, career and life, and “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. In addition, she oversaw the National Center for Media Engagement.
Aaronson has over 20 years of experience in media and communications. Prior to CPB, she was Senior Director, Communications and Marketing, at PBS and PBS KIDS, where she served on the senior corporate strategy and operations teams. She also developed and led PBS’ “Healthy Kids Healthy Communities” initiative.
Earlier in her career, Aaronson held programming, production, public affairs, corporate communications, and marketing positions at Hallmark Channel, Lifetime Television, Discovery Communications, Rutledge Broadcasting/Court TV, 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., Aaronson studied at Georgetown University and American University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from George Mason University.