Valentina B. Powers

As the Senior  Director of Digital Operations at New York Public Radio, Valentina oversees the daily operations of the Digital team, including Project Management, Process and Quality Assurance. During her tenure in the digital department, Valentina has managed the development and deployment of multiple digital products, including website launches and redesigns of,,,,, and She also oversaw the migration to a new CMS platform, the development of six mobile apps including Radiolab, WNYC and WQXR, the development of the pledge application and a crowdsourcing application.

A few years ago, Valentina trained in Agile Project Management and SCRUM, and has since implemented Agile techniques in the workflow of the digital department as well as helped socialize Agile throughout the organization. An Italian native, Valentina came to the U.S. to study Foreign Languages and Literature at Clark University and subsequently received a Masters in Communications from Boston University. Prior to her work in Digital, Valentina worked in Radio as a radio producer and in Education as an editor. She lives with her family, in Brooklyn, where she enjoys biking, playing soccer, cooking and taking digital photographs.