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David Stone, Executive Vice President for Communications
David M. Stone was appointed executive vice president for communications in March 2006.
David's experience spans a wide range of professional realms. Over the past two decades he has served in state and federal government, and worked as a lawyer, public affairs television producer, writer and strategic communications consultant for a variety of media, education, government and mission-driven organizations.
Before coming to Columbia, David worked as a consultant on executive communications and community outreach for the University of Pennsylvania, including Penn's civic partnership with West Philadelphia, and was an adviser to Princeton University's Policy Research Institute for the Region at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs. He previously served as deputy chief of staff and communications director for Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey and United States Senator Harris Wofford.
As an independent producer and consultant David worked with such organizations as PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the New York City Department of Education, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Markle Foundation, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, the National Community Development Initiative, the Corporation for National Service and the Peace Corps. He was also a writer of historical documentaries for CBS News Productions, as well as a consulting producer for the Sundance award-winning HBO documentary Blue Vinyl and the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Award-winning documentary Total Denial.
David's many articles on media and politics have been published in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the journal Tikkun. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House and Fox Leadership Program.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, David clerked at The New York Times Company legal department and had a brief civil litigation practice with the firm of Drinker, Biddle & Reath. Before attending law school, he was a researcher for the MacNeil-Lehrer Report at WNET and a national public affairs producer for Tribune Broadcasting in New York.
A native New Yorker, David graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he won the C.O. Joline Prize for American History and the Thesis Publication Prize for his work on "Nixon and the Politics of Public Television."
Bollinger Names New EVP for Communications (March 8, 2006)