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Anita Stewart

Sr. VP of Global Strategic Partnerships and Development for Sesame Workshop

Guest blogger Anita Stewart is senior vice president of Global Strategic Partnerships and Development for the nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop. Stewart oversees the Workshop’s efforts to secure funding from corporations, foundations, and government sources for national and international education programs serving young children. Stewart is responsible for developing private/public strategic partnerships for the Workshop’s signature children’s series, Sesame Street in the U.S., and international co-productions in countries such as China, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and India. She also oversees partnership opportunities for outreach projects including Healthy Habits for Life, Sesame’s STEM initiative and a new global health initiative. Stewart focuses on creating programs that strategically align a partner’s overall goals and objectives with Sesame Workshop’s mission. Some of the many partnerships have included: United Healthcare, PNC Bank, Merck Foundation, Earth’s Best, MetLife Foundation, USAID, Qualcomm, Susan & Michael Dell Foundation and Open Society Institute.

Previously, Stewart worked at PBS as national marketing and sales director of the Sponsorship Group. Prior to that, she served at MobileComm Inc. as vice president, Corporate and Marketing Communications.

Stewart is a member of Women in Communications, ANA, Cause Marketing Forum, Conference Board, and Council of the Americas.