Stephanie Kauffman

Co-Chair | Americares

Stephanie is the global 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.  She is responsible for partnership growth strategies and broadening engagement with Americares’ corporate, foundation, public, pharmaceutical and health partners.

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 worldwide marketing campaigns including the multi-year Fast & Furious film franchise partnership with the Dodge brand.  Stephanie was also a part of the leadership team that built the Despicable Me/Minions consumer products and brand alliance franchise into a multi-billion program at retail around the world.

She has also held senior level partnerships roles at TripAdvisor and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world, founded by the late Evelyn Lauder of the Estée Lauder Companies.  During her tenure at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Stephanie and her team raised over $100 million for cancer research through corporate partnerships and scaled BCRF’s corporate partnerships portfolio to one of the largest non-profit corporate partner programs in the United States.

Stephanie is a recognized speaker, guest and moderator on female leadership and elevating women’s voices in the work force. In addition to co-chairing the International Women’s Media Foundation, she is a mentor for the 92Y Women in Power fellowship.  Stephanie was most recently profiled in the book “The Ambition Accelerator” and mentors’ women on their career development, managing through change, career pivots and finding their leadership voice

Stephanie holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from Florida Southern College and is based in New York City.