For immediate release
August 19, 1998

NPR Hires Chief Financial Officer


Washington, DC Peter Jablow, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of National Public Radio® (NPR® ), today announced that NPR has hired Amy Fleishman as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 14th. Fleishman, a former Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer at PBS, has been Chief Operating Officer at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington since 1993.

In this newly-created position, Fleishman will develop strategies designed to maximize NPR's financial strength, make the most of investment and cash-flow opportunities and maintain state-of-the-art corporate fiscal systems.

"Amy brings a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge of financial issues and public broadcasting to NPR," said Jablow. "As a member of our senior team, she'll work directly with me and other team members to optimize NPR's financial future."

"NPR makes a difference in people's lives, so it's an organization that I've always been interested in," said Fleishman. "It's exciting to be coming to NPR I couldn't be happier."

Fleishman has been with the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville, Maryland for the past ten years, initially as Chief Financial Officer before her promotion to Chief Operating Officer. Before her eight-year tenure at PBS, she held positions with the U.S. Postal Service and the North Carolina accounting firm A.M. Pullen & Company. Fleishman is a board member of the Maryland Public Television Foundation, a commissioner of the Maryland State Commission on Aging, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

She lives in Potomac, Maryland with her husband, Ken and daughters, Sara and Rebecca.

Renowned for its journalistic excellence and providing standard-setting news, information and cultural programming, NPR serves a growing audience of 13 million Americans each week on 600 member stations. NPR also distributes programs to radio, satellite and cable listeners in Europe, Asia and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network, and throughout Japan via the USEN 440 cable service.

National Public Radio, a membership organization of 591 public radio stations nationwide, produces and distributes the award-winning programs All Things Considered®, Talk of the Nation®, Weekend Edition® and NPR's Performance Today®.