United States Agency for Global Media

The Board

The Board is composed of nine members with expertise in the fields of mass communications, broadcast media, or international affairs. Eight members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The ninth, the Secretary of State, serves ex officio.

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Kenneth Weinstein

Chairman of the BoardKenneth Weinstein is the President and CEO of the Hudson Institute. He previously served as the Director of the Government Reform Project at the Heritage Foundation.

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Leon Aron

Dr. Leon Aron is Resident Scholar and Director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He was a contributor for VOA’s Russian language radio and television show Gliadya iz Ameriki (Looking from America) from 1990 to 2004.

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Ryan Crocker

Ambassador Ryan Crocker serves as a member of the IAC Committee and served on the Special Committee on the Future of Shortwave Broadcasting.

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Michael Kempner

Michael W. Kempner is the Founder, President, and CEO of MWW, a public relations firm he founded in 1986.

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Karen Kornbluh

Ambassador Karen Kornbluh is a Senior Fellow and Director of German Marshall Fund’s Technology Policy program.

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Jeff Shell

Jeff Shell is chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment.

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Secretary Mike R. Pompeo

Ex officio board memberMike Pompeo is an attorney, former U.S. Congressman and CIA Director. He was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State on April 26, 2018.

Photo of BBG Governor Michelle S. Giuda

Michelle S. Giuda

The Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs serves as the Secretary’s representative on the Board.

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Board Meetings

The board meets regularly throughout the year to discuss the Agency’s performance, review Agency policies and strategic direction and receive reports from entity leadership. Board meetings are generally open to the public and available for viewing via live-stream and online video. View the archive »

Former Governors

Explore a list of former members of the Board.