Gina Garrubbo is President and CEO of National Public Media (NPM), a subsidiary of NPR owned in partnership with PBS and WGBH. As a full-service corporate sponsorship organization, National Public Media supports the continued growth of NPR and the public media system via funding from corporate sponsors. Under Garrubbo’s leadership since 2016, National Public Media has expanded its line of support and services for sponsors, including the launch of expanded audio creative capabilities, and was recognized as one of 2018’s “Most Effective Sales Team’s” in the Digiday Awards. Outside of National Public Media, Garrubbo is a co-chair of the IAB Audio Committee, working with leaders across the industry to build industry standards, best practices and resources for audio marketing.
Garrubbo has spent more than 20 years growing marketing and sales teams, launching brands and building companies, with extensive experience in both legacy and emerging media. She was one of the builders of women.com, one of the first websites for women, and BlogHer, which brought independent voices to millions of readers. Garrubbo built advertising sales teams for Oxygen Media, Discovery Communications and in syndicated television. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Tappp (an OTT video service) and Glen HighlandFarm.