- The Skinny - 20130815 - Jason Rzepka

MTV SVP Jason RzepkaFrom MTV Press- Jason Rzepka has taken on a larger role at MTV as Senior Vice President, Brand Communications and Public Affairs. In this expanded new position,  Rzepka will oversee all corporate communications functions for MTV, including setting external and internal communications strategies for the brand, its various screens and businesses.  He will also continue to oversee MTV’s Public Affairs department and the strategic direction of all “pro-social” campaigns across MTV, mtvU and MTV’s digital properties.

Under Rzepka’s leadership, MTV has engaged millions of young people through a range of award-winning campaigns, including: the Peabody-winning “It’s Your (Sex) Life,” with the Kaiser Family Foundation, which reached over 200 million young people on sexual health issues; the Webby-winning “A Thin Line,” which has inspired 1.5 million young people to draw their own line between digital use and digital abuse; and MTV’s most recent election campaign “Power of 12.”

Prior to his most recent role as Senior Vice President, MTV Public Affairs, Rzepka served as the head of communications at the PopTech Institute, a renowned social innovation incubator hatching break-through solutions to some of the world's most intractable social challenges.  Before that, he held various communications positions at MTV, mtvU, IMAX Corporation, Ruder Finn and Atomic PR.  He serves on the advisory boards of Crisis Text Line and the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council, and the council of Creative Time Ambassadors; previously, he served on the PopTech board of directors. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.