NPR Board of Directors The NPR Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of our 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

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.

On November 2, 2015, NPR Members approved a change in the NPR Bylaws to expand the Board of Directors to 23 directors, consisting 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.

NPR Board and Membership Meetings


NPR Member Station Managers

A. Rima Dael
General Manager, WSHU

John Decker
Associate General Manager for Content, KPBS

Jennifer Ferro
President, KCRW

Myrna Johnson
Executive Director, Iowa Public Radio

Nico Leone
President and CEO, KERA

Joe O'Connor
President and CEO, WFAE

Maria O'Mara
Executive Director, KUER

LaFontaine E. Oliver
President and General Manager, WYPR
Chair of the NPR Board of Directors

Tina Pamintuan
CEO, St. Louis Public Radio

Jay Pearce
CEO and General Manager, WVIK-FM

Erika Pulley-Hayes
General Manager, WAMU

Mike Savage
Director & General Manager, WEKU


President of NPR

John Lansing
President and CEO


Chair of the NPR Foundation

John McGinn


Public Members of the Board

Carlos Alvarez
CEO, The Gambrinus Company

Fred Dust
Designer, Speaker and Consultant

Catherine Levene
Executive, Entrepreneur

Judith Segura
Lead Thermal Architect, Apple, Inc.

Jeff Sine
Co-Founder and Partner, The Raine Group

Howard Wollner
Senior Vice President, Retired, Starbucks Coffee Company

Telisa Yancy
Chief Operating Officer, American Family Insurance

Neal Zuckerman
Managing Director and Senior Partner, Head of the Media Practice, BCG