As vice president of NCMEC’s Strategic Advancement & Partnerships division, Gavin Portnoy is responsible for creating and maintaining strategies to elevate the organization’s brand, create new partnerships, bolster existing relationships and work positively and efficiently with NCMEC’s departments and stakeholders to support programs and goals.
Portnoy joined NCMEC in 2014 after more than 15 years helping organizations build brand awareness and effectively tell their story using the latest business, digital, social and media channels. He has created groundbreaking television, marketing and content development projects for a number of top media outlets including Discovery, Fox, Lifetime, National Geographic, Ovation and PBS.
Portnoy previously oversaw NCMEC’s digital media team where he exponentially increased the organization’s social media reach and oversaw the formation of high-profile content. He launched a successful suite of new digital and social initiatives, raising national awareness of NCMEC. He was honored in 2015 as one of PR Week’s “40 Under 40” for developing new strategies to directly assist with the recovery of missing children.
Portnoy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Rowan University in 2003.