Executive Vice President – National Geographic Society
Claudia is the National Geographic Society’s executive vice president, global corporate partnerships, overseeing all global corporate partnerships, sponsorships and global media activities.
She joined National Geographic in 2003 as associate publisher of National Geographic magazine. She became vice president and U.S. publisher of National Geographic magazine in 2004 and executive vice president and worldwide publisher in 2010. She was promoted to her current position in April 2014.
National Geographic’s belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world resonates with consumers and corporate partners alike. With the full strength of the Society’s global impact, assets and access to offer corporate partners, Malley combines high levels of consumer engagement and desirable demographics to drive success through innovative, purpose-driven solutions. Malley has transformed the sales and marketing approach to a brand-first focus, allowing more accountability for clients while also enabling the development of tremendous business value and breakthrough custom marketing solutions that harness the depth of assets and touch points offered by National Geographic.
Through custom integrated programs and larger Society partnerships, Malley has worked to provide both consumers and corporate partners with new ways to interact with National Geographic. Platforms created include New Age of Exploration, Great Energy Challenge, Pristine Seas and socially led initiatives like the Digital Nomad franchise. Malley has more than 25 years of experience in media brand management, sales and marketing, working across media disciplines including print, television and digital. She began her career at WNET/PBS NY, moved to Ziff-Davis and then to Rodale, where she was publisher of Runner’s World magazine from 1999 to 2003.
An avid runner, Malley has completed five marathons and won many awards on the road. Running continues to fuel her energy daily. She serves on the board of directors of New York Road Runners, which is dedicated to promoting the sport of distance running, enhancing health and fitness for all, and enabling the next generation of runners.
A New York native, Malley received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Delaware. She lives in Bronxville, N.Y., and Sharon, Conn., with her husband and son.