Gina Garrubbo is President and CEO of National Public Media, a subsidiary of NPR that is owned in partnership with PBS and WGBH, and is responsible for corporate sponsorship sales. In this key role, she leads NPM's accomplished sales team in presenting unique national and regional underwriting opportunities on NPR, and across PBS stations.
Prior to joining NPM in 2015, Garrubbo was CEO of Garrubbo & Company, advising clients such as SheSpeaks, MediaBizNet and Swissclear Global on building their business in the media field or via digital, social or mobile advertising. Previously she was Senior Vice President of Hearst Magazines' Totally Global Media, where she built a first of its kind, global digital advertising platform across Hearst and its publishing partners' digital properties worldwide.
Garrubbo was also one of the key executives who built BlogHer into the largest multi-platform community for women in social media and before that served as Executive Vice President of Revenue for Oxygen Media, Executive President of Women.com, and Divisional Vice President of Sales for Discovery Communication. Her earliest years in the media business include stints with Wells, Rich, Greene, McCann-Erickson, and ABC Television in the Advertising Sales and Affiliate Relations divisions.
Garrubbo is a Co-Chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Audio Committee, which creates standards and best practices to improve transparency within the audio marketplace. As an early board member of the IAB, Garrubbo helped create some of the first guidelines for brands and publishers in the digital space. She is also board member of the Social Media Advertising Consortium (SMAC).