Meg Goldthwaite serves as Chief Marketing Officer for NPR where she leads the branding and communications efforts of one of the nation’s most trusted and loved sources of news and cultural content. Committed to creativity, innovation and social responsibility, Meg aims to attract new and diverse audiences to NPR and Member stations as she works to highlight how NPR is a daily source of unbiased, independent news, and inspiring insights on life and the arts.
Previously, Meg was Chief Marketing Officer at Conservation International (CI), an organization dedicated to protecting nature for the benefit of us all. Meg proudly launched CI’s award-winning Nature Is Speaking campaign which invites the human race to listen to a simple message – Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature. An avid SCUBA diver since age thirteen, in 2016 Meg was thrilled to dive into the creation of CI’s virtual reality series, including its first film, “Valen’s Reef,” an underwater exploration of one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse places in the Pacific Ocean.
Prior to Conservation International, Meg served in leadership positions at the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund where she helped Haiti tell its hopeful stories of smart, sustainable economic development, and Women for Women International. At World Wildlife Fund, she brought Earth Hour – WWF’s signature climate change initiative – to the United States in 2008. Meg’s corporate background includes 15 years in the telecom industry at MCI (now Verizon), leading teams in marketing, operations, and strategic partnerships.
Born in Washington, D.C., Meg graduated from Maine’s Colby College where she studied French and Government, and she received her MBA from the University of Maryland at College Park.