Connie Stephens has been part of the BBG since 1984 when she joined the Voice of America. Most recently she has been serving as Deputy CFO. Her previous roles include Resource Management Director for the Office of Technology, Services, and Innovation (TSI); founding Director of the Office of Internet Services; Acting Director of Marketing and Affiliate Relations; Marketing Officer for Africa, the Middle East and South Asia; Deputy Director of the VOA Africa Division; and VOA Hausa Service Chief.
Connie’s formal education includes a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College (distinguished graduate) and a Ph.D. in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin. She also served as a Peace Corps health educator in Niger, where first appreciated the impact of VOA and other international media.