Vice President of Communications and Public Relations
United Nations Foundation
Aaron Sherinian is the vice president of communications and public relations for the United Nations Foundation. Aaron has led the Foundation's public relations efforts, media relationships, strategic outreach and online presence since 2009, managing an award-winning team of communicators and digital pioneers who believe that innovative communications can help change the world. He has helped build some of the most talked-about milestones in digital global engagement around causes and UN issues over the last few years including the Social Good Summit, #GivingTuesday, Rio+Social and the Momentum1000 global social media rally. His team won two consecutive honors from PR News as "Public Affairs Team of the Year" in 2012 and 2013.
Before joining the UN Foundation, Aaron served as managing director of public affairs for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government development assistance agency administering $7 billion in poverty reduction grants in 40 partner countries. He oversaw the agency's strategic communications portfolio, media relationships, public relations agenda and a global rebranding.
He is a passionate supporter of efforts to build a new era of global activism and philanthropy among a younger generation that is emerging on the global scene.