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Todd Reubold

Todd Reubold is one of three associate directors at the Institute on the Environment. In this role, he leads the J-Lab (Journalism Lab) — a division within IonE sharing sustainability stories and solutions with decision makers and thought leaders worldwide.

He is responsible for creating, leading and providing strategic vision for work coming out of the Lab including innovative, outward-facing publications and multimedia platforms at IonE, including both Ensia and Environment Reports.

As a key leader for the Institute, he is a member of the IonE management team and works closely with the director and two other associate directors to advance Institute-wide goals and priorities.

He also serves as publisher and founding editor of Ensia — a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our rapidly changing planet.

Todd previously served as communications director for the Institute where he played a central role in developing and implementing IonE’s communications plan — from shaping media strategy and national advertising campaigns to expanding the scope of events and multimedia efforts.

In addition to these roles, he leads communications workshops as part of the Boreas Leadership Program and has developed an informative and slightly irreverent talk — “Fight the Power(point)!” — for scientists and others wishing to become better presenters.

Reubold brings a solid range of professional experience from business, government and nonprofit sectors to IonE, along with a master’s degree in science, technology and environmental policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Outside of work, he enjoys traveling with his wife and son, playing tennis, hiking with his dog, and downhill skiing.

To invite Reubold to speak at your event or deliver his talk on “Building Better Presentations,” please email him directly.

You can also download his list of presentation tips and best practices here.