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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.

2022-2023 Members of the WBUR Board of Directors:

  • Paul C. Gannon, Chair, Retired Partner/COO, The Baupost Group, LLC
  • Carmen Arce-Bowen, COO, The Partnership, Inc.
  • 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
  • Aisha Francis, Ph.D., CEO, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
  • 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, CEO of stealth startup
  • Anand Krishnamurthy, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure
  • Donna Levin, Executive Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Co-Founder, Care.com, Senior Lecturer Sloan School of Management, MIT
  • Barbara Rose O'Connor, Partner Emeritus, Senior Advisor, The Baupost Group, LLC
  • Ron O’Hanley, President/CEO, State Street Global Advisors
  • Neela Pal, Head of Brand, Roblox
  • 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
  • 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

2022-2023 WBUR Board of Directors and Committee Meeting Dates

PLEASE NOTE: The WBUR Board of Directors meets in-person at WBUR three times annually. Committee meetings of the WBUR Board of Directors are held remotely. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are from 4–6 p.m.

Please contact Katie (kestack@wbur.org) for details on how to participate.

Updated 7/6/2023

August

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Executive Committee Meeting
4–6:30 p.m.
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

September

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Development Committee Meeting

October

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Talent & Culture Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Finance Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Governance & Nominating Committee Meeting

Monday, October 24, 2022
Executive Committee Meeting
4–6:30 p.m.
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

November

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Board of Directors Meeting
4–7:30 p.m.

December

No meetings currently scheduled.

January

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Governance & Nominating Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Talent & Culture Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Development Committee Meeting

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Finance Committee Meeting

February

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Executive Committee Meeting
4–6:30 p.m.
Meeting closed due to matters relating to individual employees; proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

March

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Board of Directors Meeting
4–7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Governance & Nominating Committee Meeting

April

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Development Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Talent & Culture Committee Meeting

May

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Finance Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
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, May 17, 2023
Board of Directors Meeting
4–7:30 p.m.

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