Meg Goldthwaite, photographed for NPR, 19 September 2019, in Washington DC.
Meg Goldthwaite Meg Goldthwaite, photographed for NPR, 19 September 2019, in Washington DC. © Mike Morgan / NPR

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Meg Goldthwaite

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Arlington, VA

  • Areas of Expertise

    global marketing and communications, branding, visual storytelling, digital communications

Biography

Meg Galloway Goldthwaite is The Nature Conservancy’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO). As CMCO, Meg leads the Conservancy’s global marketing and communications division. She develops and implements innovative strategies that increase awareness about TNC’s work and brand and raises awareness of crucial issues facing the planet.

Goldthwaite has substantive experience in branding, visual storytelling, digital communications, and media for a variety of organizations.

Prior to TNC, Goldthwaite was the Chief Marketing Officer at NPR, she worked to reach new audiences as part of its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, developed new theme music for NPR’s iconic Morning Edition program, and spearheaded the initiative to reposition NPR as an innovative, purpose-driven brand.

Goldthwaite started her career with Verizon, Inc. (formerly MCI, Inc.), where, over the course of 15 years, she advanced within the company, eventually leading marketing and sales strategy for MCI’s $3.5 billion residential and small business unit. For the last 13 years, she has brought her vast marketing and fundraising expertise to mission-based organizations to drive social change. For three years, she served as Project Director for WWF’s global Earth Hour movement. Then, as Vice President, Marketing and Communications, for the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund she created communications campaigns that helped raise $54 million for reconstruction efforts following the 2010 earthquake. As Chief Marketing Officer for Conservation International, she led a division responsible for brand, digital, earned and social media, visual storytelling, creative design, and content development.

Goldthwaite graduated with a degree in French and Government from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and received her MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. She lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and three children and will be based at TNC’s worldwide headquarters in Arlington, VA.

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