Anne Brachman, Senior Vice President, External Affairs

As the Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Anne Brachman oversees all government affairs and communications for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

In her role, she works collaboratively with public media colleagues to raise awareness of CPB's stewardship of federal funds with the American people, Congress, the Administration, and the public media system. Further, she serves as the primary liaison between CPB and the federal government. She manages CPB's interactions with outside organizations and stations as they relate to communications, federal funding, authorization, and other policy issues. During her time at CPB, she has built consensus with public media organizations on how best to achieve mutual goals as well as how best to adapt to changing policy and business environments.

Ms. Brachman has over two decades of government related experience in Washington, DC. She went to work for her hometown member of Congress and rose quickly to become his Legislative Director. After leaving Capitol Hill, she was a Manager for International and Government Affairs at the Telecommunications Industry Association, a trade association that represents several hundred global telecommunications equipment manufacturers. She began her career at CPB in 2012.

Ms. Brachman has a B.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Policy from George Mason University.