Who we are

TED is a global community — and so is our staff. We're headquartered in New York and Vancouver, but the collaborative and global nature of our work means we have staffers, advisors and volunteers worldwide.

New York Office

Content Curation and Admin Team

Chris Anderson - Curator
Susan Zimmerman - Executive Assistant to the Curator
Kelly Stoetzel - Content Director
Cloe Shasha - Associate Content Producer
Diana Enriquez - Content Researcher
Daniel Kwartler - Content Team Coordinator
Juliet Blake - Content Producer, Curator Special Projects
Anna Bechtol - Project Manager - TED Institute/Special Projects

Tom Valentino - Chief Financial Officer
Mike Jacobson - Director of Talent
Erline Maruhom - Accountant
Peter Cerrato - Office Manager
Lauren McAlpine - Administrative Assistant
Sioban Massiah - Customer Experience Program Manager

TED Media Team

June Cohen - Executive Producer of TED Media
Emily McManus - TED.com Editor
Kristin Windbigler - Director, Open Translation Project
Taneesha Jordan - Executive Assistant
Helen Walters - Ideas Editor
Dan Kedmey - Staff Writer/ Editor
Tahlia Hein - Video Curation Coordinator
Nadia Goodman - Social Media Editor
Ella Dawson - Social Media Assistant
Brian Greene - Annotation + Transcription Editor
Alex Hofmann - Associate Director, Global Distribution + Licensing
Lisa Bu - Content Distribution Manager
Olivier Sherman - Distribution Partner Manager
Janet Lee - Editor, Content Distribution
Barb Allen - Administrative Assistant, Distribution + Licensing
Jenny Zurawell - Deputy Director, Open Translation Project
Ivana Korom - OTP-TEDx Liaison
Helene Batt - OTP Distribution Liaison
Dimitra Papageorgiou - Language Coordinator Program Manager, OTP
Krystian Aparta - Training Resource Manager, OTP
Martha Estafanos - Media Team Coordinator

Deron Triff - Director, Global Distribution + Licensing
Mike Femia - Director, Design Services
Mina Sabet - Director, Video Operations
Michelle Quint - Executive Editor, TED Books
Ellyn Guttman - Project Manager, TED Books
Dian Lofton - Senior Photo Editor
Emily Pidgeon - Design Project Manager
Sacha Vega - Art Production Assistant
Maya Sariahmed - Visual Designer
Roxanne Hai Lash - Producer, Media Team
Angela Cheng - Video Production Lead
Chris Hardy - Post Production Lead
Eric Mueller - Video Delivery Lead
Kristel Ottis - Production Manager
Gwen Schroeder - Post Production Manager
Isaac Wayton - Film + Video Editor
Kari Mulholland - Film + Video Editor
Laurie House - Film + Video Editor
Marla Mitchnick - Film + Video Editor
ChiHong Yim - Video Production Specialist
Daniel Ruiz - AV Quality Control Specialist
Anyssa Samari - Media Archivist
Clark Frankel - Post Production Coordinator
Sheena Ozaki - Post Production Assistant

TED Partnership Team

Lisa Choi Owens - Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Global Partnerships
Doug Chilcott - Creative Services Director
Anna Kostuk - Associate Creative Director, TED Partnerships
Celia Berger - Graphic Designer
Alexis Reiner - Custom Content Creation Manager
Sofia Athanassiadis - Account Specialist, Partnerships
Jenee Gilhooley - Director, TED Institute
Bryn Freedman - Content Producer and Curator, TED Institute
Josie Diels - Lead Event Producer, TED Institute
Ella Saunders-Crivello - Program Manager
Kim Nederveen Pieterse - Account Services Coordinator
Emily Ludolph - Executive Assistant to the Head of Global Partnerships
Sandy Varona - Executive Assistant, Global Partnerships

Matt Curtis - Director of Global Partnerships
Milton D. Speid - Global Partnership Development
Dan Mitchell - Director of West Coast Partnership Development
Erika Flynn - Partnership Development, Philanthropy
Matthew Farrar - Partnerships Development / Asia
Laura Malta - Philanthropic Development Manager
Laura Beyer - Partnership Development
Mikhail Yelskiy - Digital Sales Specialist
Nicole Fratus - Digital Traffic Manager
Jody Mak - Partnership Analyst
Melissa Kiddie - Media Planner
Amanda Miller - Sales/Account Planner, Digital
Morgan Moody - Global Partnerships Coordinator
Elise Merhige - Special Projects / Partner Promotions
Olivia Grosvenor - Ad Operations Coordinator

Technology Team

Gavin Hall - Chief Technology Officer
Dan Russell - Director of Technical Operations
Michael Rhing - Hero Engineer
Nathan Sullivan - Senior DevOps Engineer
Mark Bogdanoff - Production Engineer
Alex Dean - Software Engineer
Joshua Warchol - Software Engineer
Ken Hill - Software Architect
George Riley - Software Architect
Chris Herbert - Software Architect
Christian Omania - Software Architect
Michael Twentyman - Software Architect
Andrew Merryman - Technical Architect, Connected Devices
Joe Bartlett - Front-end Developer
Ryan Toronto - Front-end Developer
Brenna O'Brien - Front-end Engineer
Sam Selikoff - Front-end Engineer

Thaniya Keereepart - Product Development Director
Ladan Wise - Senior Product Development Manager
Jai Punjabi - Senior Product Development Manager
Jason Bender - Senior Product Development Manager
Aaron Weyenberg - UX Lead
Michael McWatters - UX Architect
Haley Hoffman - Product Development Analyst
Bedirhan Cinar - Product Development Manager
Lara Press - Content Production Specialist
Eric Goldsmith - Data Scientist
Josh Kaufman - Data Analyst
Mireille Pilloud - Community Support Manager
Francil Richards - IT Manager
Christine Kwak - Technology Team Coordinator

TEDx Team

Jay Herratti - Executive Director, TEDx
Salome Heusel - Deputy Director, TEDx
Alex Rudloff - Chief Digital Strategist, TEDx
Saba Dilawari - TEDx Community Coordinator
Hailey Reissman - TEDx Editorial Coordinator
Neal Fessler - TEDx Executive Assistant

Will Davis - TEDx Applications Manager
Rachel Saunders - TEDx Applications Coordinator
Katelyn Montanese - TEDx Applications Associate
Amanda Ellis - Community Development + Engagement Manager, TEDx
Frederica Yosifov - TEDx Digital Media Manager
Felicity Fellows - TEDx Global Partnership Development

TED Prize Team

Anna Verghese - Director, TED Prize
Sarah Schoengold - TED Prize Project Specialist
John Cary - TED Prize Consultant

Danielle Klang Thomson - TED Prize Researcher
Kate Torgovnick - TED Prize Storyteller
Courtney Martin - TED Prize Consultant

TED-Ed Team

Logan Smalley - Director, TED-Ed
Stephanie Lo - Director of TED-Ed Programs
Gerta Xhelo - TED-Ed Producer
Sara Kladky - Technical Project Management Specialist
Jessica Ruby - TED-Ed Production Coordinator
Stephanie Ng - TED-Ed Program Manager
Ashley Kolaya - TED-Ed Program Manager

Laura McClure - TED-Ed Editor
Biljana Labovic - TED-Ed Animation Producer
Franz Palomares - TED-Ed Animation Producer
Jeremiah Dickey - TED-Ed Animation Producer
Lisa LaBracio - TED-Ed Animator
Alex Rosenthal - TED-Ed Editorial Producer
Emilie Soffe - Editorial Coordinator

TED Community Team + TED Fellows Team

Tom Rielly - Fellows & Community Director
Katrina Conanan - Executive Assistant, TED Fellows & Community
Patrick D'Arcy - Associate, TED Fellows + TED Community
Molly Kaufman - TED Fellows Community Manager

Shoham Arad - Deputy Director, TED Fellows
Emeka Okafor - TED Fellows Consultant
Samantha Kelly - Communications Manager, TED Fellows + TED Live

Vancouver office

Katherine McCartney - Director, Operations
Janet McCartney - Director, Events


Bruno Giussani - European Director
Bill Bragin - Music Advisor
Katerina Biliouri - TEDGlobal Curation Assistant


To launch TED.com in 2007, the TED team worked with Method, a design firm based in New York and San Francisco.To redesign TED.com in 2013 and 2014, the TED team worked with HUGE. Read more about our collaboration at hello.ted.com

Key contributors to TED.com include:


Brooke Borel
Jessica Gross
Stuart Luman
Sean Cooper
Pennie Rossini
Susan Oh
Don Steinberg
Caroline Tiger
Mike Llewellyn
Marty Cortinas
Tom Carter
Martha Baer
Kristin Courtemanche
Rebecca Harper
Alison Prato
Karen Eng
Rebecca Smith
Evany Thomas
Rachel Tobias


Timothy Covell
Tom Carter
Kati Bicknell
Joe Geni

Open Translation Project volunteers, including everyone listed on our Translators page