September 15, 2022; Washington, D.C. – NPR welcomes the election of Joanna "Jo" Lambert to the NPR Board of Directors as a Public Director. Lambert was elected by the Board on June 24, 2022 and confirmed by NPR's Membership on August 5, 2022. She will be seated on September 15th, filling an unexpired term vacancy.
NPR's 23-member Board of Directors is comprised of 12 Member Directors who are managers of NPR Member stations and are elected to the Board by their fellow Member stations, 9 Public Directors who are prominent members of the public selected by the Board and confirmed by NPR Member stations, the NPR Foundation Chair, and the NPR President & CEO.
Biography: Joanna Lambert, President, General Manager, Executive
Joanna Lambert is a visionary, outcome driven executive with more than 25 years of experience bringing consumer-centric, digital products to market at scale across the financial services and media landscape. A transformational leader with a proven track record in growing new businesses, she has transformed and reengineered existing enterprises, managed large global teams, and built partnerships in the banking, retail, telco, publishing, social media and technology industries. Her expertise spans strategy, product development, business development, marketing, communications and mergers and acquisition.
Most recently, Jo was President and General Manager of Yahoo Consumer, where she oversaw the P&L for the consumer business, including Yahoo (Mail, Sports, Finance, News, Life, Entertainment), TechCrunch, Makers, RYOT and AOL. She led a global team serving Yahoo's 900 million monthly active users across content, product, subscriptions, commerce and customer service.
Previously, she was the Vice President of Consumer Financial Services at PayPal where she led efforts to democratize financial services and make the management and movement of money more effective and affordable for billions of financially underserved people around the world. Prior to PayPal, Jo was the Senior Vice President of Product Development and Operations at American Express, where she was charged with developing and managing Product, User Experience and Operational Excellence for a group focused on developing next-generation banking solutions.
Jo holds a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. She is the Vice Chair of the Board of PENCIL, a NYC based non-profit supporting public schools.
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