March 9, 2011
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Dana Davis Rehm, NPR


   

NPR BOARD OF DIRECTORS STATEMENT ON RESIGNATION OF
VIVIAN SCHILLER, NPR PRESIDENT & CEO

The NPR Board of Directors announced today that it has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately.

Board Chairman Dave Edwards said: "The Board accepted Vivian's resignation with understanding, genuine regret and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years."

According to a CEO succession plan adopted by the Board in 2009, Joyce Slocum, SVP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, will be appointed to the position of Interim CEO. The Board will establish an Executive Transition Committee to develop a timeframe and process for the recruitment and selection of new leadership.