NPR Board of Directors

The NPR Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of our 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The Board sets the policies and overall direction for NPR management, monitors the performance of NPR, and provides financial oversight. The Board consists of 17 directors, 10 of whom are managers of NPR Member Stations and are elected to the Board by their fellow Member Stations. The seven remaining directors include the president of NPR, the chairman of the NPR Foundation, and five prominent members of the public selected by the board and confirmed by NPR Member Stations.

NPR Board and Membership Meetings


NPR Member Station Managers

Mike Crane
Director, Wisconsin Public Radio

Betsy Gardella
President and CEO, New Hampshire Public Radio

Kit Jensen
Chief Operating Officer WVIZ/PBS & 90.3 WCPN ideastream
Chair of the Board

Roger LaMay
General Manager, WXPN

Caryn Mathes
President and General Manager, KUOW

Greg Petrowich
Executive Director, WSIU Public Broadcasting

Florence Rogers
President and General Manager, Nevada Public Radio

Mike Savage
General Manager, WBAA

Kerry Swanson
Station Manager, Northwest Public Radio

Connie Walker
General Manager, WUNC


President of NPR

Jarl Mohn
President and CEO


Chair of the NPR Foundation

Howard Wollner
Senior Vice President, Retired, Starbucks Coffee Company


Public Members of the Board

Fabiola Arredondo
Managing Partner, Siempre Holdings

Chris Boskin
Media Company Consultant

Patricia Diaz Dennis
Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Retired, AT&T

Paul G. Haaga, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, Retired, Capital Research and Management Company

John S. Wotowicz
Managing Partner of Concentric Capital
Vice Chair of the Board