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Paul T. Tibbitts is the Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He leads development and implementation of corporate strategy, including facilitating high-level cross-functional collaboration to develop, monitor, and ensure success of corporate strategic objectives both internally and externally. He also oversees work on RFE/RL’s Program Review function in support of USAGM Performance Requirements and RFE/RL’s corporate strategy. Paul previously managed RFE/RL’s Audience Research, Digital Analytics, and Marketing & Affiliate Development functions and worked closely with RFE/RL broadcast services on all aspects of audience research work and implementation of the results. His extensive knowledge of our priorities, platforms, and the media environments in which RFE/RL operates serves the organization well as it seeks to retain and expand audiences for its varied offerings.

Prior to joining RFE/RL in 2002, he was the Project Manager, CIS, Caucasus, and Baltics at the InterMedia Survey Institute in Washington, DC. While at InterMedia, he managed a variety of quantitative and qualitative research projects in the Baltic States and the CIS on behalf of international broadcasters.  From 1997-2001, Paul was an economist at PlanEcon, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based research and consulting firm that focused on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  He managed the East European Automotive Service in conjunction with Standard and Poor’s DRI and was the editor of the quarterly East European Automotive Monitor.

Mr. Tibbitts studied in the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and received his M.A. in 1998.  He received his B.A. in Russian and Russian Studies from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN in 1995.

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