United States Agency for Global Media

Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Pack

Chief Executive Officer and DirectorThe CEO oversees all aspects of U.S. international media. He provides day-to-day management of USAGM’s operations, including oversight of the technical, professional, and administrative support as well as strategic guidance and management of other programs.

Senior Leaders

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Grant Turner

Chief Financial OfficerThe Chief Financial Officer is the principal budget, accounting and financial management officer for USAGM and coordinates closely on budgetary matters with VOA, RFE/RL, OCB, RFA, and MBN.

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Steve Capus

Senior Advisor to the CEOThe Senior Advisor to the CEO provides expert advice and guidance on all matters involving the Agency’s mission and operations, as well as developing and implementing the Agency’s strategic plan and priorities.

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Matthew Walsh

Deputy Director for OperationsThe Deputy Director for Operations manages all day-to-day operations of the Agency on behalf of the CEO. This includes directly overseeing the Office of Management Services; Office of Technology, Services, and Innovation; and USAGM’s Chief Risk Officer. It also includes serving as the lead Agency coordinator on major, cross-cutting initiatives.

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Oanh Tran

Executive DirectorThe Executive Director sets the CEO’s agenda and decision-making process and serves as the Agency’s Executive Secretary by overseeing the organization and archive of all Agency documents and correspondence; the processes around tasking written products; and the quality control around all written products for the CEO’s approval.

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Shawn Powers

Chief Strategy OfficerThe CSO oversees and leads USAGM’s engagement in the interagency, strategic planning, strategic initiatives, and positioning within the broader U.S. government and with key stakeholders.

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Terry Balazs

Director of TSIThe Director of the Office of Technology, Services, and Innovation (TSI) manages radio and TV program transmission, information technology, agency infrastructure, and other technical functions supporting USAGM networks.

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Nasserie Carew

Chief Global Communications Officer (CGCO)The Chief Global Communications Officer (CGCO) is responsible for developing and directing all USAGM communications, including its five networks, and external relations strategies and activities.

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David Kligerman

General CounselThe General Counsel serves as Board Secretary and manages USAGM’s Office of General Counsel whose mission is to provide proactive end-to-end support for USAGM’s mission by ensuring legal compliance and promoting and defending the Agency.

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Marie Lennon

Director of Management ServicesThe Director of Management Services has direct oversight of Human Resources, Contracts, Security, Civil Rights, Administration and Workforce Support and Development.

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James “J.R.” Reeves

Chief Information OfficerThe CIO manages day-to-day IT operations for the Agency, including directly overseeing the telecommunications networks, server infrastructure, data management, and IT Security and modernization efforts. The CIO is also responsible for all aspects related to agency FISMA compliance and IT policy.

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Marta McLellan Ross

Acting Director of Congressional AffairsThe Director of Congressional Affairs serves as the liaison between USAGM and Congress, and ensures that Congress is fully and currently informed of U.S. global media activities.

Network Leaders

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VOA Director

Director, Voice of AmericaThe Director of Voice of America (VOA) oversees a worldwide multimedia operation broadcasting in more than 40 languages around the world on radio, television, mobile, and the internet.

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Jamie Fly

President, RFE/RLThe President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) oversees the operations of the network, which serves as a surrogate media source in more than 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.

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Emilio J. Vazquez

Interim Director of Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB)The Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) oversees Radio and TV Martí which provide balanced news on local, regional and international events of importance to the Cuban people.

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Bay Fang

President, RFAThe President of Radio Free Asia (RFA) provides strategic and operational direction to meet the network’s mission of providing balanced, objective news to listeners in East Asian countries where such news is unavailable.

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Alberto M. Fernandez

President, MBNThe President of Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) oversees the operation of two television networks (Alhurra and Alhurra-Iraq); two radio streams Sawa Iraq and Sawa Levant; and all of MBN’s digital and social media properties.

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Libby Liu

CEO, Open Technology FundThe CEO of Open Technology Fund (OTF) provides strategic and operational direction to meet the entity’s mission of advancing internet freedom around the world.

Senior Experts

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Dr. Nnake Nweke

Chief Risk OfficerThe Chief Risk Officer leads USAGM’s Office of Risk Management responsible for all Agency-wide risk programs, including Enterprise Risk Management, Information Security Risk Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, and Continuity of Operations.

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Joan Mower

Director of Training and DevelopmentUSAGM’s Development and International Media Training office supports independent media worldwide, with training on subjects ranging from best editorial practices to sales and marketing. The office also works with partners to develop programs that deliver fact-based news and information on health, education, entrepreneurship, and more.

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Eulynn Shiu

Research DirectorThe Research Director oversees the research operation that generates USAGM’s audience reach and tracks the agency’s impact.

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Rami Khater

Chief Technology OfficerThe Chief Technology Officer assesses media and technology trends that give USAGM a competitive advantage while promoting a culture of openness and innovation.

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Chad Hurley

Director of the Office of Internet FreedomThe Director of the Office of Internet Freedom serves as the principal advisor on technological and innovative efforts to circumvent Internet censorship around the globe, lead the development of USAGM’s strategies on combating Internet censorship and study its impact on USAGM programming.

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Gary Thatcher

Associate Director for Program SupportThe Associate Director for Program Support handles a number of major assignments, including international telecommunications regulations; transmission to high-priority areas and relations with other government agencies, including the Department of Defense.

Former CEOs