Mark Stubis is the Chief Communications Officer at American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to the protection of both children and animals. Reporting to the president and CEO, Stubis is based in American Humane’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C. His responsibilities include managing the organization’s communications function; developing media and public relations strategies; promoting and protecting the organization, its programs, and its staff; creating and ensuring consistent messaging across the organization and across all platforms; advising the president, board and senior staff; and directing the development of communications deliverables.
Stubis has dramatically increased the organization’s global presence, generating tens of thousands of stories and billions of audience impressions. American Humane is now regularly featured in major media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, TIME, PEOPLE, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and thousands of other outlets. Drawing on the organization’s rich history, research capabilities, and unique strategic position, he worked with the president and CEO to create a transformative agenda that helped the 140-year-old charity achieve a 54 percent increase in revenue and a 26,000 percent increase in global awareness.
Stubis previously worked as the vice president for communications at KidsPeace, the National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis, where he was responsible for a wide range of media, public and stakeholder relations for this leading national child abuse prevention and crisis treatment charity and its 50+ centers nationwide. He spearheaded tremendously successful strategic communications campaigns and contributed to the dramatic organizational transformation that saw the tripling of the number of centers, a tripling of revenues, and more than a billion children and families reached with critical prevention information.
Before that, he was assistant director of communications for the United Negro College Fund and was communications director for the organization’s successful $250 million capital campaign. Stubis’ career also includes writing positions with Newsweek magazine and Edelman Public Relations. His expertise has been eagerly sought out, and he has served as a columnist covering nonprofit, communications and marketing, environmental, and health issues for a number of newspapers, blogs and international news services, including Health News Digest, The Santa Monica Star, Examiner.com and Global Newsbytes. Stubis has received several national and international awards for his work in communications and media relations.