As SVP of Partnerships for Calbright College, Samantha is responsible for identifying, verifying and securing life-long careers for California’s low-income, overworked, “stranded” residents. In return, Samantha has committed to providing forward-thinking/innovative companies with trained, ready-to-go diverse employees to create actual, sustainable change.
Samantha is an established executive, keenly focused on business development and generating monies. She has vast experience in deep collaborative partnerships with fortune 100 companies, start-ups and brands with high growth potential.
She was previously with iHeartMedia, Inc. for 11+ years, most recently as Vice President of Business Development where she directly generated over 40M+ dollars. She served on “Sales Killers” panels across the country, and has received 10+ performance merits from innovation and campaign success.
Her career began in education, at SCORE! Educational Centers as Center Director where she turned the lowest performing center to the top performing center across the country. She graduated with degrees in Communication and Business from the University of Southern California with early admission for women’s tennis. Currently, Sam lives in Southern California with her husband Alex and her 3-year-old son named Jackson.
Sam is solutions-oriented, performance driven and never afraid of hard work.