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Bram Kleppner Becomes Chair of Population Media Center’s Board of Directors

May 19, 2014

SHELBURNE, VT – Bram Kleppner believes in working hard to tackle difficult problems. This is just one of the reasons Population Media Center recently named Kleppner as Chair of its Board of Directors.

“We are very lucky,” says Population Media Center President, Bill Ryerson, “to have a Board Chair with Bram’s experience and expertise, not to mention his dedication to our mission.”

For 15 years, Population Media Center (PMC) has been reaching audiences around the globe. PMC uses entertainment-education to tell compelling stories that address important health and social issues. PMC’s primary activity has been to create long-running serial dramas, soap operas, with “positive,” “negative,” and “transitional” characters that model behavior based on extensive formative research. To date, PMC’s work has impacted more than 50 countries.

“PMC is now in a virtuous circle in which the support we have allows us to do great work, and that work produces quantitative data showing the wonderful effects of that work, which in turn draws more support,” says Kleppner. “I hope we can continue and accelerate the expansion of that circle until every single woman in the world has the information, skills, and resources she needs to make the best decisions possible for herself and her family.”

Kleppner was voted in as Chair of the Board on Thursday, May 15th during PMC’s Board meeting. Kleppner is excited to get to work.

“Theodore Roosevelt once said there is nothing so satisfying as working hard at something worth working hard at,” says Kleppner. “I would add to that and say there is nothing so satisfying as working hard and effectively at something worth working hard at. Population is a problem worth working hard at, and PMC is working effectively on that problem. PMC makes a bigger impact per dollar spent than any other organization I know of.”

Kleppner is the CEO at Danforth Pewter, co-chair of the Vermont Medicaid and Exchange Advisory Board, and is a member of the Vermont Governor’s Business Advisory Council on Health Care Financing. Kleppner has served on PMC’s board for the past ten years, including serving as the Board’s Treasurer most recently. Kleppner and his family live in Burlington, Vermont.


Population Media Center (PMC) is a nonprofit, international nongovernmental organization, which strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world through the use of entertainment-education strategies, like serialized dramas on radio and television, in which characters evolve into role models for the audience for positive behavior change. Founded in 1998, PMC has over 15 years of field experience using the Sabido methodology of behavior change communications, impacting more than 50 countries around the world.