BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS
330 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20237
Phone, 202-203-4545. Internet, www.bbg.gov
Chairman Kenneth Y. Tomlinson
Members Joaquin F. Blaya, Blanquita Walsh Cullum, D. Jeffrey Hirschberg, Edward E. Kaufman, Norman J. Pattiz, Steven J. Simmons
(Secretary of State, ex officio) Condoleezza Rice
Executive Director Brian T. Conniff
Deputy Executive Director Bruce Sherman
Legal Counsel Carol Booker
Chief Financial Officer Janet Stormes
Congressional Coordinator Susan Andross
Senior Adviser for Communications Howard Mortman
Strategic Planning Manager Bruce Sherman
Management and Program Analyst John Giambalvo
Chief Information Officer Ronald Linz, Acting
Director, International Broadcasting Bureau (vacancy)
Chief of Staff Janice Brambilla
Director, Office of Civil Rights Delia L. Johnson
Associate Director for Management Stephen S. Smith
Associate Director for Program Support Gary Thatcher
Director, Office of Engineering and Technical George A. Moore
Director, Voice of America David S. Jackson
Chief of Staff Marie Lennon
Associate Director for Language Kelu Chao
Associate Director for Central Ted Iliff
Associate Director for Operations Mark L. Prahl
Director, Office of Cuba Broadcasting Pedro V. Roig
The Broadcasting Board of Governors ensures and safeguards the integrity, quality, and effectiveness of American international broadcasters. The mission of U.S. international broadcasting is to promote the open communication of information and ideas in support of democracy, and the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information worldwide.
The Broadcasting Board Governors (BBG) became the independent, autonomous entity responsible for all U.S. Government and Government-
sponsored nonmilitary, international broadcasting, by authority of the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 6501 note), on October 1, 1999.
The BBG encompasses all U.S. international broadcasting services, but the day-to-day broadcasting activities are carried out by the individual BBG international broadcasters: the Voice of America (VOA), Alhurra, Radio Sawa, Radio Farda, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/
RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), and Radio and TV Marti, with the assistance of the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB).
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