BBG Board member Dana Perino left the Broadcasting Board of Governors effective Jan. 1, 2013.
“As you know, ever since I moved to New York, I have not been able to participate as much as I would have liked, nor could I fulfill the expectations I have for my own public service. I do not see that changing in the foreseeable future; therefore, I felt the best thing to do was clear the way for someone else,” Perino wrote in a note to her fellow Board members.
“I am honored to have been chosen to serve, though I’m more overwhelmed by the friendships I’ve made. The city of Washington, DC could use many more of you working to steer structural and content improvements at the BBG to support its role in spreading freedom of expression and self-determination around the world.”
Perino is the founder of Dana Perino and Company, a strategic communications firm, a member of the Burson-Marsteller Global Strategy Team, and a Fox News Contributor.
She is the former White House Press Secretary to President George W. Bush – the first Republican woman to hold that position. She is the creator of Minute Mentoring, a program helping young women entering the workforce, and a member of the ONE Campaign’s Women’s Advisory Board, Mother’s Day Every Day, Running Start, and Pets2Vets.
Ms. Perino previously served in the United States Justice Department, was Director of Communications for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and worked on Capitol Hill for Representatives Dan Schaefer (R-CO) and Scott McInnis (R-CO).
She holds a M.A. in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois – Springfield and a B.A. in Mass Communications from Colorado State University – Pueblo.
Perino is co-chair of the Communications and Outreach Committee and its subcommittee on Global Internet Freedom.
Perino was appointed to the board on July 2, 2010, to a term expiring on August 13, 2012. By law, any member whose term has expired may serve until a successor has been appointed and qualified.