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 currently serves as president of the California Community Colleges board of governors. 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 served as a governing board member of Pasadena City College from 2001 to 2013, and 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

In memoriam: Distinguished fellow Warren Bennis, 89

By Geoffrey Leo Baum | August 4, 2014 0
The staff and board of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy mourn the passing of advisory board member and distinguished fellow Warren Bennis. A true pioneer who helped found the field of leadership studies, Bennis was part of CCLP from the very beginning, sharing his wisdom,...

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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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