International Advisory Board
Founder of Developing Radio Partners
A founding member of the National Public Radio Board of Directors and author of the network’s original mission and goals, Bill led the development of All Things Considered as NPR’s first Director of Programming. While serving as Vice President and Radio Station Manager of WHYY Inc. in Philadelphia, Bill developed a five-year plan for the station’s growth. He secured a $1 million development grant and applied it to surpass all of the plan’s objectives. Under his leadership, Fresh Air and Terry Gross gained a nationwide audience.
David has been active in public media since 1961 at stations in Pittsburgh, New York City, Iowa and Florida. He also served as senior vice president at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as well as president and a board member for the Association of Public Television Stations. He has visited more than 400 stations and has testified before lawmakers at the state and federal level. David was recognized with CPB's Ralph Lowell Award for outstanding contributions to public television in 2000.
Terry is an investment banker and attorney whose focus is on international business development. He currently serves as Chairman and Principal of the August Group, an investment group focusing on technology investments in sub-Saharan Africa; and is on the Board of Directors of RippleNami, Inc. and Power7 Corporation. Terry was responsible for the privatization programs and procedures for Nigeria (BPE) and Egypt (PEO) as well as a strategic advisor for business development. He is currently an advisor to the Morven Center at the University of Virginia and a member of the Atlantic Council.
Bill Buzenberg was Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity (2007-2015), an award-winning investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C. He served for 27 years in public radio, as Vice President of News for National Public Radio, as well as NPR’s London bureau chief. He was responsible for launching Talk of the Nation, the expansion of All Things Considered and NPR’s 24-hour newscast service. He was also Senior Vice President of News at American Public Media where he launched American RadioWorks and Speaking of Faith. He also began the Public Insight Network, an innovative use of technology to draw knowledge from the audience. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Buzenberg has been awarded fellowships at the University of Michigan, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and the Institute of Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Ambassador Jeanine Jackson
Ambassador Jackson was twice a U.S. Ambassador -- in Burkina Faso and Malawi. In Malawi, she led a $250 Million development, governance and security assistance program. As Ambassador to Burkina Faso she oversaw girls education, health and U.S. military security cooperation programs. Other diplomatic postings include Afghanistan, Kenya, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Switzerland and Washington. Ambassador Jackson received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Honor Award for her work in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
Jeffrey recently served as Senior Private Sector Advisor in the Africa Bureau of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he had responsibility for the broad areas of trade, investment, enterprise development and finance. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jackson held positions at the International Monetary Fund, U.S. Treasury Office of International Affairs, and the US Congress Committee on Budget.
Carol has a diverse range of over 30 years of professional achievement in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. She is presently a Senior Consultant and Coach at Korn Ferry International where she facilitates, customizes and conducts corporate training for Fortune 100 organizations. In her service with non-profits including Search for Common Ground, she has traveled to developing countries.
Bob is a veteran leader in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy and media. He served as the chief operating officer and acting president of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), founded and managed WBGO-FM, the jazz radio station in the NY metropolitan area, and was the General Manager of the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority, which operated multiple TV and radio stations.
Adam Clayton Powell III
Adam is director Washington Programs for the University of Southern California’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and directs USC’s multi-disciplinary Internet of Things (IoT) Emergency Response Initiative, in partnership with industry and the National Governors Association. He has been the coordinator of the Initiative on Mobile Telephones and Public Service, a joint program of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy (CCLP) and the Annenberg Trust at Sunnylands