Geoffrey Baum

Managing Director


Geoffrey Baum's career spans education, journalism and public service. A former C-SPAN executive producer, he has also worked for Public Radio's Marketplace and ABC News. He served as Assistant Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism from 2001-08 and as Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at Claremont McKenna College.

Baum serves as an elected trustee on the board of Pasadena City College and as a member of the state board of governors of the California Community College system. He also serves on the boards of the Armory Center for the Arts, the West Pasadena Residents Association and the Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association. He is a former board member and president of the Pasadena Community Access Corporation, the city-chartered agency that manages the city's public access cable television station.

He holds an M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from USC and a B.A. in Economics and Literature from Claremont McKenna College.

Baum may be reached at

Blog Posts by Geoffrey Baum

FCC's Zachary Katz named CCLP Senior Fellow

By Geoffrey Leo Baum | May 9, 2013 0
Zachary Katz, Chief of Staff of the Federal Communications Commission, has been appointed a Senior Fellow of the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The appointment begins in July 2013 following his planned departure from the FCC...

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CCLP, Bloomberg and Harvard convene journalists and political strategists for candid conversations at national conventions

By Geoffrey Leo Baum | August 17, 2012 0
LIVE WEBCAST: Top journalists and political strategists will offer straightforward assessments of the campaigns and the press and explore the role of media has in shaping the national political discourse at public events during the national political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte....

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Internet a potent weapon in fight against human trafficking: Report offers recommendations for industry & government

By Geoffrey Leo Baum | September 20, 2011 2
The rapid expansion of the Internet is being used to facilitate human trafficking, yet it also can be harnessed to monitor and combat this form of modern-day slavery. The result of a year-long investigation by research director Mark Latonero, Ph.D., and his team, Human Trafficking Online: The Role of...

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