Media and Tech Executive
Joanna Popper is strategic and creative media executive with a track record of building successful global multiplatform brands, partnerships and programs to drive audience growth, revenue, buzz, brand love and impact. She has Silicon Valley and Hollywood experience in TV, Film, Digital, Social, VR/AR, Publishing and OTT. She loves using creative storytelling and innovation to connect with audiences, foster experiences and drive behavior.
Most recently she’s been the EVP of Media and Marketing at Singularity University, responsible for content, brand, marketing, video production, digital/social media, PR and brand. She was instrumental in developing “The Awesome Show” a TV series on science, tech and innovation with NBC, Mark Burnett, Chris Hardwick and Singularity University. Prior to Singularity University, Joanna held leadership roles at Comcast NBCUniversal, DHL Express, McKinsey & Co and Chase Manhattan. She has extensive experience in TV and Digital Content Development and Marketing and has a passion for VR and creating impactful stories in an innovative and immersive way.
Building social good and empathy through inclusion, civic engagement and safe communities are particularly important to her. She has been very involved on political campaigns and building civic hackathons to connect tech talent with political impact. Joanna is a recent transplant to Bay Area from Miami where she was very involved in her community serving as the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Chapter Advisor, Women at NBCUniversal Hub Leader, Friends of New World Symphony Executive Committee, Miami Beach Production Industry Council Board Member, United Way Young Leader and on the Leadership Miami council. She has written for Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Ocean Drive, Lip Service Stories and Traveler’s Tales. She has also done volunteer work internationally in Ghana, Haiti and Sri Lanka.
Joanna is trilingual in Spanish, Portuguese and English. She has a B.A. from Northwestern University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has traveled widely and been to 70 countries and on 6 continents.