NPR Board Welcomes New Public Director Carlos Alvarez will begin his term at the May 2019 Board meeting.
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NPR Board Welcomes New Public Director

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NPR Board Welcomes New Public Director

March 13, 2019; Washington, D.C. - The NPR Board of Directors elected Carlos Alvarez as a new Public Director of the Board. His term will begin at the May 2019 Board meeting, filling an unexpired term vacancy on the Board.

Alvarez was also elected to an initial three-year term beginning in November 2019. This election is subject to confirmation by the Membership during the annual Board election ballot this summer.

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.

Carlos Alvarez is the Chairman and CEO of The Gambrinus Company, a leading craft brewer in the U.S. A member of Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, Alvarez donated $2 million to the station's campaign to relocate to a state of the art facility and significantly expand its operations. Alvarez currently serves on the boards of Davidson College, the World Affairs Council of America, and the World Affairs Council of San Antonio.

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