For immediate release
April 26, 2000
Siriol Evans, NPR
202-414-2300
sevans@npr.org

NPR Names Jim Elder
As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Washington, DC - Ken Stern, Executive Vice President of National Public Radio® (NPR®), announced today that NPR has hired Jim Elder as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1st. Elder served most recently as Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for the American Nurses Association.

In his new position, Elder will be responsible for ensuring adequate and comprehensive accounting practices, developing plans designed to maximize NPR's financial strength and coordinating NPR's business and investment strategies. Besides leading NPR's Finance division, he will be in charge of the Facilities, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Administrative Services departments.

"Jim Elder brings great depth of experience and extensive knowledge of financial issues to NPR," said Stern. "He is well-positioned to optimize NPR's resources for a healthy financial future."

Before his tenure at the American Nurses Association, Elder was Controller at the Washington Hospital Center. Earlier, he served as Head of Accounting Operations for the American Chemical Society. He began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick Main.

Elder is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Society of Association Executives and the Washington Association Financial Management Roundtable.

Renowned for its journalistic excellence and providing standard-setting news, information and cultural programming, NPR reaches a growing audience of nearly 15 million Americans each week on more than 644 public radio stations. NPR also distributes programs to radio, satellite and cable listeners in Europe, Asia and Africa via NPR WorldwideSM, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network, and throughout Japan via the USEN 440 cable service.