Stephanie Padgett is the senior vice president of media operations and strategy of True Media in Columbia, Missouri.
Padgett has worked with advertisers, publishers, and research companies. As a media planner and buyer at Empower MediaMarketing she developed and executed campaigns for national and local clients ranging from Marion Merrell Dow to CNBC, Roto-Rooter, Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Symphony.
From 2000 to 2007 Padgett was a market manager for The Media Audit, working closely with the sales organizations for local media outlets in the state of Ohio, including the Columbus Dispatch, Akron Beacon Journal, the Toledo Blade, Emmis Publications and the American City Business Journals.
From 2007 to 2009 Padgett served as an adjunct faculty member at the Missouri School of Journalism through the Executive on Loan program.