Yeshiva University President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman has announced the appointment of Doron Stern to the position of vice president of communications, effective February 1. As leader of the University’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Stern will oversee all communications and marketing activities, including branding, media relations, print and digital marketing collateral, websites and social media outreach.
“Doron brings to Yeshiva University a record of transformative success in the corporate world, as well as a deep insider’s knowledge of our core community,” said Dr. Berman. “As we prepare to launch a new era in the history of YU, we are excited for Doron to bring his leadership and expertise back home.”
Stern has over 20 years of marketing experience, including executive roles within multiple retail and consumer-driven industries as well as a strong expertise in brand strategy, digital marketing, community engagement, customer activation and public relations.
As vice president of marketing at Chobani, Stern helped grow annual revenue from $30 million to $900 million in just four years. As vice president of marketing for Popcorn Indiana, a national popcorn brand, he led marketing, as well as new product development and innovation. Prior to these roles, Stern held senior marketing positions at IDT Corporation and L’Oreal USA, and served in strategic roles for two New York-based advertising agencies. Most recently, Stern was CMO for GoHealth Urgent Care, where he tripled growth within two years to reach 80 urgent care centers across four markets.
Stern received a BA in history from Brandeis University and an MBA in marketing from New York University. He also has ties to YU. He is a graduate of the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/YU High School for Boys and has a daughter attending Stern College for Women.
“I am honored to join Yeshiva University and lead the University’s communications and marketing efforts at this pivotal and historical juncture,” said Stern. “I have remarkable esteem for what YU has achieved during the past 132 years, not only for their students but also for the broader global community.”
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University brings together the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life and the heritage of Western civilization. More than 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students study at YU’s four New York City campuses: the Wilf Campus, Israel Henry Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, and Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. YU’s three undergraduate schools – Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of Business – offer a unique dual program comprised of Jewish studies and liberal arts courses. Its graduate and affiliate schools include Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, The Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies, and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. YU is ranked among the nation’s leading academic research institutions.
Edited by: JV Staff
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