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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.

2021-2022 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, COO, Oscar Health
  • 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
  • Kevin Merida, Executive Editor, LA Times
  • 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
  • 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

2021-2022 WBUR Board of Directors and Committee Meeting Dates

PLEASE NOTE: The WBUR Board of Directors meets three times annually. For now, 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 4/4/2022

September

Wednesday, September 8, 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, September 15, 2021
Governance & Nominating Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Talent & Culture Committee Meeting (Formerly Human Capital & Compensation Committee)

October

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Development Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Finance Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, October 19, 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, October 27, 2021
Board of Directors Meeting
4–7:30 p.m.

November

No meetings currently scheduled.

December

No meetings currently scheduled.

January

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Development Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Talent & Culture Committee Meeting (Formerly Human Capital & Compensation Committee)

February

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Governance & Nominating Committee Meeting 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Finance Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Wednesday, February 16, 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). 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Board of Directors Meeting
4–6:30 p.m.

March

No meetings currently scheduled.

April

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Development Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Talent & Culture Committee Meeting (Formerly Human Capital & Compensation Committee)

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Strategy & Engagement Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 

May

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Governance & Nominating Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Finance Committee Meeting
Meeting closed due to matters relating to proprietary information: 47 USC §396(k)(4). 
Meeting combined with Executive Committee. Please see below.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Executive Committee & Finance 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 24, 2022
Board of Directors Meeting
4–7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Board of Directors Meeting
4–7:30 p.m.
This meeting will take place at WBUR, 890 Commonwealth Avenue. 

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