L. Tia Blount is responsible for the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies, change management plans, processes and systems designed to achieve CPDC’s major strategic initiatives (e.g., strategic partnerships, alliances, mergers, etc.).
Prior to taking on this role, she led CPDC’s external relations functions which included marketing, communications, branding, government relations and fundraising support.
Ms. Blount has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, communications, public and media relations, brand management, advocacy and resource development. She has nearly 15 years of experience in project management and training and development.
Prior to joining CPDC in September 2012, Ms. Blount was Senior Clinical Communications Specialist at the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM), a non-profit consortium working to advance the development and delivery of life-saving microbicide products for HIV prevention. Ms. Blount built IPM’s clinical communications program and was responsible for leading outreach efforts for research centers across the United States, Europe, and Africa.
Before joining IPM, Ms. Blount worked as a Communications Officer with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) where she helped raise the profile of malaria vaccines and built communications capacity across MVI’s global network of research centers.
Ms. Blount holds a Master of Arts in Public Communication from American University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Florida A&M University.
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