President & CEO, National Public Media
Gina Garrubbo is President and CEO of National Public Media (NPM), the corporate sponsorship subsidiary of NPR, owned in partnership with PBS and WGBH. In this key role, Garrubbo leads NPM in delivering corporate sponsorship revenue to NPR and the public media system.
Garrubbo has spent more than 20 years growing marketing and sales teams, launching brands, and building companies, with extensive experience in traditional and digital media. Prior to joining NPM in 2015, Garrubbo was CEO of Garrubbo & Company, advising clients such as SheSpeaks, MediaBizNet, and Swissclear Global. 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 responsible for building women.com, one of the first websites for women, and for making BlogHer into the largest multi-platform community for women in social media. She was Executive Vice President of Revenue for Oxygen Media 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 sits on the Board of Directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), where she has been a co-chair of the Audio Committee since 2017. During her first term as an IAB Board member in 1999, Garrubbo helped create some of the first guidelines for brands and publishers in the digital space and today continues to drive advancements in the industry with a focus on digital audio. For her significant contributions to the IAB and digital advertising field, she was honored with the IAB Service Excellence Award in 2019.
Garrubbo has spoken at CES, IoT World, Advertising Week, Digiday's Content Marketing Summit and RAIN's Podcast Business Summit. She is a board member of TAPPP (an OTT video service) and Glen Highland Farm.