NPR’s Thomas Hjelm Named US Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2017 by CDO Club
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Tuesday August 1, 2017

NPR’s Thomas Hjelm
Named US Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2017 by CDO Club

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Thomas Hjelm, Chief Digital Officer at NPR, was today recognized as the U.S. Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2017 by the CDO Club, the world’s largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders with over 5,000 registered members.

Mr. Hjelm was presented with the award today after his keynote on “The United States of Public Radio” at the 
DC CDO Summit hosted at the W hotel in Washington, D.C., by CDO Club founder David Mathison.

Thomas Hjelm has more than 20 years’ experience in developing new products, programs, and brands, and engaging audiences across digital platforms, radio, television, and film.

In April 2016, Mr. Hjelm became Chief Digital Officer of NPR. Based in Washington D.C., he oversees NPR’s strategies for reaching and engaging new audiences across a range of innovative products and platforms, and works across the public radio system to lead collective strategies for digital transformation and growth.

From February 2011 to 2016, Mr. Hjelm was Chief Digital Officer at New York Public Radio (NYPR), where he led their digital, business, and audience development efforts, which included overseeing the marketing, distribution, data and audience, product and business development teams.

His work at NYPR directly and positively impacted NPR member stations WNYC FM and AM; classical music station WQXR; the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space; and other broadcast and digital properties including RadiolabFreakonomics RadioThe New Yorker Radio HourOn the MediaStudio 360The TakeawayBrian LehrerLeonard LopateHere’s the Thing with Alec BaldwinNote to SelfDeath, Sex and Money, and Snap Judgment.

Previous U.S. Chief Digital Officer of the Year award winners include Linda Boff, Chief Marketing Officer at GE (2016); Adam Brotman, Chief Digital Officer at Starbucks Coffee Company (2015); Rachael S. Haot, former Chief Digital Officer of New York City and New York State (2014); and Teddy Goff, former Digital Director at Obama for America (2013)…

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