(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Yeshiva University President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman has announced the appointment of Doron Stern to the position of vice president of communications, effective February 1. As leader of the University’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Stern will oversee all communications and marketing activities, including branding, media relations, print and digital marketing collateral, websites and social media outreach.
“Doron brings to Yeshiva University a record of transformative success in the corporate world, as well as a deep insider’s knowledge of our core community,” said Dr. Berman. “As we prepare to launch a new era in the history of YU, we are excited for Doron to bring his leadership and expertise back home.”
Stern has over 20 years of marketing experience, including executive roles within multiple retail and consumer-driven industries as well as a strong expertise in brand strategy, digital marketing, community engagement, customer activation and public relations.
As vice president of marketing at Chobani, Stern helped grow annual revenue from $30 million to $900 million in just four years. As vice president of marketing for Popcorn Indiana, a national popcorn brand, he led marketing as well as new-product development and innovation. Prior to these roles, Stern held senior marketing positions at IDT Corporation and L’Oreal USA, and served in strategic roles for two New York-based advertising agencies. Most recently, Stern was CMO for GoHealth Urgent Care, where he tripled growth within two years to reach 80 urgent care centers across four markets.
Stern received a BA in history from Brandeis University and an MBA in marketing from New York University. He also has ties to YU. He is a graduate of the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/YU High School for Boys and has a daughter attending Stern College for Women.
“I am honored to join Yeshiva University and lead the University’s communications and marketing efforts at this pivotal and historical juncture,” said Stern. “I have remarkable esteem for what YU has achieved during the past 132 years, not only for their students but also for the broader global community.”