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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 currently consists of 19 directors, 12 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 members recently approved a change in the NPR Bylaws to expand the Board of Directors from its prior size of 17 directors to 23 directors, including two additional managers of NPR Member stations (who joined the Board in February 2016) and four additional members of the public (who have not yet been elected).

NPR Board and Membership Meetings

NPR Member Station Managers

Mike Crane
Director, Wisconsin Public Radio

Kit Jensen
Chief Operating Officer WVIZ/PBS & 90.3 WCPN ideastream

Roger LaMay
General Manager, WXPN
Chair of the NPR Board of Directors

Caryn Mathes
President and General Manager, KUOW

LaFontaine E. Oliver
President and General Manager, WMFE

Florence Rogers
President and General Manager, Nevada Public Radio

Mike Savage
General Manager, WBAA

Goli Sheikholeslami
President & CEO of WBEZ

Joyce Slocum
President and CEO, Texas Public Radio

Kerry Swanson
Station Manager, Northwest Public Radio

Connie Walker
General Manager, WUNC

Jo Anne Wallace
Vice President & General Manager, Radio; Vice President, TV and Radio Programming

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

Fred Dust
Senior Partner, IDEO

Gary J. Fernandes
Chairman and President, FLF Investments

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

John S. Wotowicz
Managing Partner of Concentric Capital