CPB Selects A DEI Chief


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has appointed the former Chief of Staff for Alexandria City Public Schools in Northern Virginia as its first-ever SVP of Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

He will begin his new job on December 6.

In this new position, Dr. Stephen Wilkins will be responsible for the development and implementation of a human resources strategy that builds on CPB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Dr. Wilkins will report directly to CPB President/CEO Patricia Harrison and will work closely with his peers in the public media community.

Dr. Wilkins has also been Chief Human Resources Officer for Alexandria City Public Schools.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to join the outstanding team at CPB,” Dr. Wilkins said. “I have been so fortunate to work with talented people during my time in the public education sector and military. Now I look forward to using the knowledge and experience in organizational management to help CPB maintain a great workplace for the success of our employees in our public broadcasting mission.”

Prior to his work in education, Dr. Wilkins served on the Pentagon staff and commanded at the company, battalion, and brigade levels, leading soldiers, civilians, and contractors to mission success. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.