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Stephanie Bluma

Chief Communications and Campaigns Officer

stephanie.bluma@opengovpartnership.org

Stephanie is the Chief of Communications and Campaigns. In this role, she leads global advocacy initiatives. Stephanie created and led the organization’s first integrated campaign, Break the Roles, launched its CitizenEngage storytelling project, and developed the Open Response + Open Recovery platform.

Before joining OGP, Stephanie served as a Presidential Appointee at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead U.S. government organization for global development and humanitarian assistance. At USAID, she was the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs and led the divisions of strategic communications, media, public engagement, content creation, and branding. She created numerous creative campaigns for USAID including Let Girls Learn, Mom and Baby, and Extreme Possibilities. She also oversaw more than 150 communications and outreach specialists working overseas, including developing a global training program.

Prior to joining USAID, Stephanie spent more than a decade at public relations agency Weber Shandwick as Senior Vice President, Management Supervisor, and Creative Director for the Washington, D.C. office. She was also a leader of the firm’s Social Impact team where she developed communications and campaign strategies for a wide range of clients, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the United Nations Foundation, the National Women’s Law Center, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, TEDxWomen, the MAC AIDS Fund, the Ad Council and on philanthropic and policy issues for private sector companies including Cisco and Microsoft.

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How – Together – We Can Break the Roles

There are women who were the first….. Women who demanded justice… Women who defied silence…. And upended expectations... But this isn’t a story about some of us. This is a story about how we all move past the stereotypes that…

Open Gov Week 2019: You Said It Best!

For this year’s Open Gov Week, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) asked everyone to make a dedicated effort to include new voices in conversations. The response was amazing. Nearly 30 percent of the 513 events in 52 countries focused on…

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