Co-Chair | Americares
Stephanie Kauffman is the head of strategic partnerships for Americares, a global health-focused and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty and disaster. Stephanie is responsible for partnership growth strategies, developing new partnership models and broadening engagement with Americares corporate, foundation, public, pharmaceutical and health partners.
Prior to joining Americares, Stephanie served as the chief partnerships officer at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, where she led revenue growth and brand visibility through best-in-class partnerships, including the landmark Blizzard Entertainment x Overwatch “Pink Mercy” gaming alliance, which raised a record $12.7 million for cancer research in two weeks from the global gaming community.
Before Stephanie pivoted into the global health NGO space, she was a longtime marketing and brand partnerships executive at Universal Studios, a division of NBCUniversal. Stephanie held the role of senior vice president, global alliances for Universal’s worldwide film, home entertainment and theme parks business units. Under her leadership, Universal formed partnerships with global brands on blockbuster film and theme park integrations, sponsorships and marketing campaigns including the multi-year Fast & Furious film franchise partnership with Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge brand.
Stephanie holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from Florida Southern College. She serves on IWMF’s development, partnerships and Courage Award committees.
Follow Stephanie on Twitter: @skauffman01