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Stef Arck-Baynes

Director of Communications and Marketing

Stef Arck-Baynes is the Director of Communications and Marketing at BDT, where she leads the organization’s communications activities, as well as the creation and implementation of branding and marketing strategy to help the organization achieve higher levels of influence and impact. She oversees a dynamic team collectively responsible for managing media relations, BDT’s web and social media presence, email marketing, and developing communications content. Formerly the Director of Communications for Philabundance, Stef guided the strategy for the website, public relations, social media, and branding efforts to raise awareness of the Philadelphia area’s largest hunger relief organization. With over 20 years of professional communications experience, her prior roles include: VP of Strategic Communications at national nonprofit Opportunity Finance Network; Marketing Manager at Brooklyn Public Library; and Affiliate Marketing Manager at Barnes & Stef is a born-and-bred Philadelphian who attended Central High School and then graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She lives happily in Mt. Airy with her husband, Nate, their daughter, Zoey, and their dog, Tucker.

What are you passionate about?

Eating.. and my husband owns a food cart!

What is one accomplishment you are most proud of?

Getting to play an extra on Flight of the Conchords tied with winning 30 Rock quizzo at Boot & Saddle

What is your favorite quote?

Anything can happen, child, ANYTHING can be.