The National Geographic Society announced today that Emma Carrasco will take on the newly created position of chief marketing and communications officer and senior vice president of global strategy. Carrasco, who joins National Geographic Society after four years at NPR, will play a crucial role in reaching key constituencies and effectively communicating the Society’s mission and impact on the world. She will serve on the senior leadership team, reporting to President and CEO Gary Knell.
Carrasco brings more than 30 years of experience in marketing, branding and communications to the role, including work guiding the strategy for international brands. Since 2012, Carrasco has been chief marketing officer and senior vice president for audience development at NPR, one of the country’s most iconic news organizations and the producer of highly regarded programs that include Morning Edition and All Things Considered. At NPR, she led the creation of an audience-centric marketing culture and broke new ground in how NPR cultivated and engaged new audiences.