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Board of Directors

WBUR is owned and operated by The Trustees of Boston University. Boston University has delegated authority for the oversight of WBUR operations and finances, as well as the review and approval of strategic goals, to the WBUR Board of Directors under the leadership of the Executive Committee.

Directors are selected on the basis of their individual interests, diverse perspectives, special expertise, vision and dedication to the advancement of the station.

2020-2021 Members of the WBUR Board of Directors:

  • Paul C. Gannon, Chair, Retired Partner/COO, The Baupost Group, LLC
  • Dinah Buechner-Vischer, Founder and President, Lookout Foundation
  • John A. Burgess, Retired Partner, WilmerHale
  • Jonathan G. Davis, CEO/CIO/Founder, The Davis Companies
  • Melissa Fetter, Community Volunteer and Small Business Owner
  • Margaret Boles Fitzgerald, Chair of the Board of Directors, The Henry Luce Foundation
  • Ken Freeman, Dean Emeritus, Boston University Questrom School of Business
  • Debbie Goldstein, CEO & Principal, Triad Consulting Group
  • Perrin M. Grayson, Former Communications Lawyer, American General Media, Time Life Films Inc., WQED-TV
  • Clinton P. Harris, Retired Founder and Senior Advisor, Grove Street Advisors, LLC
  • Meghan Verena Joyce, COO, Oscar Health
  • Donna Levin, Executive Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Co-Founder, Care.com, Senior Lecturer Sloan School of Management, MIT
  • Kevin Merida, Senior VP, ESPN
  • Barbara Rose O'Connor, Partner Emeritus, Senior Advisor, The Baupost Group, LLC
  • Ron O’Hanley, President/CEO, State Street Global Advisors
  • Neela Pal, VP of Brand, TripAdvisor
  • Doug G. Rauch, Former CEO, Trader Joe's, CEO, Conscious Capitalism, Founder/President, The Daily Table
  • Molly K. Shannon, Senior Managing Director; Partner; and Director, Americas Institutional Group, Wellington Management
  • Jake Shapiro, Co-Founder and CEO, RadioPublic
  • Elizabeth Shelburne, Journalist/Writer
  • Peter Smyth, Retired CEO, Greater Media, Inc.
  • Richard J. Snyder, Esq., Counsel, Duane Morris LLP
  • Jack Sommers, CFA, IR+M Income Research + Management
  • Fredericka Stevenson, Founding Board Chair, Summer Search Boston
  • Howard Stevenson, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School, Co-Founder, Baupost
  • Cathleen D. Stone, Former Partner, Foley, Hoag, LLP
  • Michael J. Zak, Partner, Charles River Venture

2020-2021 WBUR Board of Directors and Committee Meeting Dates

PLEASE NOTE: As of 7/1/2020, all open meetings of the WBUR Board of Directors are held remotely. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are from 4–6 p.m. Please contact Katie (kestack@wbur.org) for details on how to participate.

Updated 7/28/2020.

July

Tuesday, July 22, 2020
Governance Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

September

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Development Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting

Monday, September 14, 2020
Governance Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Human Capital Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

October

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Executive Committee Meeting
4–6:30 p.m.
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Board of Directors Meeting
4–6:30 p.m.

November

No meetings currently scheduled.

December

No meetings currently scheduled.

January

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Development Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Governance Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting

February

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Human Capital Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Executive Committee Meeting
4–6:30 p.m.
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Board of Directors Meeting
4–6:30 p.m.

March

No meetings currently scheduled.

April

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Development Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Governance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Human Capital Committee Meeting

May

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Executive Committee Meeting
4–6:30 p.m.
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Board of Directors Meeting
4–6:30 p.m.

June

No meetings currently scheduled.

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