The NPR Board of Directors Welcomes Three Newly Elected Members Joyce Slocum from Texas Public Radio and Jo Anne Wallace from KQED in San Francisco are joining as Member Directors and Fred Dust as Public Director
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The NPR Board of Directors Welcomes Three Newly Elected Members

Joyce Slocum from Texas Public Radio and Jo Anne Wallace from KQED in San Francisco are joining as Member Directors and Fred Dust as Public Director

September 2, 2015, Washington, D.C. — Three new members will be joining the NPR Board of Directors this fall: Fred Dust, partner at the award-winning global design firm IDEO, was elected by the NPR Board of Directors as a Public Director to fill an unexpired term vacancy; and Joyce Slocum, President and CEO of Texas Public Radio, and Jo Anne Wallace, VP and General Manager for Radio and VP for TV and Radio Programming at KQED in San Francisco, were elected to serve as Member Directors. John Wotowicz's election to a second term as a Public Director was confirmed by the membership, his second term begins in November. In addition, Roger LaMay, General Manager of WXPN, was elected to a second term on the Board.

Fred Dust, senior partner at IDEO, elected by the NPR Board of Directors as a Public Director. IDEO hide caption

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Fred Dust, senior partner at IDEO, elected by the NPR Board of Directors as a Public Director.

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Fred Dust works with leaders and change agents to unlock the creative potential of business, government, educational, and philanthropic organizations. A senior partner working out of IDEO's New York office, Dust is a leading voice and practitioner of human-centered design and networked innovation. He is particularly invested in the increased overlap between non-profit, philanthropic, government, and private sectors and the new structures to be developed to help these diverse organizations move towards collective impact.

During his tenure, Dust has helped NBC redesign the TODAY show's audience experience on Rockefeller Plaza, guided the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in helping students make smart decisions about paying for college, and collaborated with patients and staff to build innovative service models for the Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente. He currently serves on IDEO.org's Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees for the Sundance Institute, and the Board of Directors at The New School. He lectures widely on various topics, including design methodology, future trends, and social innovation, and has taught at California College of the Arts and at the University of California, Berkeley School of Environmental Design.

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Joyce Slocum from Texas Public Radio is joining the NPR Board as a Member Director.

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Joyce Slocum has been President and CEO of Texas Public Radio since 2014. Previously she served as Chief Administrative Officer at NPR, overseeing legal, human resources, engineering, IT, facilities and consumer products. Slocum also served NPR as Interim President and CEO for nine months in 2011, during which she strengthened the organization's commitment to journalism and station relations, and expanded NPR's commitment to digital services. Slocum currently serves on the Executive Committee of Eastern Region Public Media, an association of more than sixty public radio stations dedicated to advancing public media by increasing the effectiveness, cooperation and significance of its members in their communities, and on the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio and the Advisory Board of the H-E-B School of Business & Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word.

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Jo Anne Wallace from KQED in San Francisco is joining the NPR Board as a Member Director.

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Jo Anne Wallace has been Vice President and General Manager of Radio KQED, San Francisco, since 1996. In 2014, she was given the additional responsibility of supervising programming for KQED TV 9/San Francisco and TV 54/San Jose. From 1980 – 1989, Wallace was Director of Administration and Planning in the National Public Radio News division. From 1998 to 2004, Wallace served two consecutive terms as a member of the NPR Board of Directors, and she was elected the Board's vice chair in her second term. She currently is serving a third term on the Board of Directors of the Station Resource Group, a national organization of leading public radio stations which focuses on station-based strategic issues.

Joyce Slocum and Jo Anne Wallace will begin their three year terms at the Board's November 4-5, 2015, meeting in Washington, DC.

NPR's 17-member NPR Board of Directors is comprised of 10 NPR Member Station managers (elected by their fellow Member Stations); five public members (elected by the Board and confirmed by Member Stations); the chairman of the NPR Foundation; and the president and CEO of NPR. The Board – chaired by Kit Jensen, Chief Operating Officer of ideastream in Cleveland, Ohio – guides the direction of NPR by setting policies and overall strategy, providing financial oversight and monitoring performance.

The NPR Board of Directors is Vice-Chaired by Paul Haaga, Chairman of the Board, Retired, Capital Research and Management Company. Current members are also: Mike Crane, Director, Wisconsin Public Radio; Betsy Gardella, President and CEO, New Hampshire Public Radio; Roger LaMay, General Manager, WXPN; Caryn Mathes, President and General Manager, KUOW; Jarl Mohn, President and CEO, NPR; Greg Petrowich, Executive Director, WSIU Public Broadcasting; Florence Rogers, President and General Manager, Nevada Public Radio; Mike Savage, General Manager, WBAA; Kerry Swanson, Station Manager, Northwest Public Radio; Connie Walker, General Manager, WUNC; Fabiola Arredondo, Managing Partner, Siempre Holdings; Chris Boskin, Media Company Consultant; Howard Wollner, Chair, NPR Foundation; and John S. Wotowicz, Managing Partner of Concentric Capital.

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