Management And Governance
RFE/RL Senior Management
RFE/RL Board of Directors
As a private, nonprofit Sec. 501(c) 3 corporation chartered in Delaware, all major policy determinations governing Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's (RFE/RL) operations are made by RFE/RL's Board of Directors. Each member of the RFE/RL Board is required by federal law to have "requisite expertise in journalism, technology, broadcasting, or diplomacy, or appropriate language or cultural understanding" relevant to RFE/RL's mission. Employees of U.S. government agencies are prohibited by law from serving on the RFE/RL Board.
Board Chair: Karen Kornbluh
Board Members: Jamie Fly, Jeffrey Gedmin, Margaret Hoover, Michael Kempner, Kristin Lord
RFE/RL’s corporate officers
- Jamie Fly, President and Chief Executive Officer
- Daisy Sindelar, Vice President and Editor in Chief
- Mark Kontos, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Treasurer)
- Stephanie Schmidt, Budget Director (Assistant Treasurer)
- Benjamin Herman, General Counsel (Secretary)
- Tanya Youngberg, Deputy General Counsel (Assistant Secretary)
U.S. Agency for Global Media
RFE/RL, Inc. is a private, nonprofit corporation, funded by the U.S. Congress through the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), an independent federal government agency that oversees all U.S. civilian international media. Acting CEO Kelu Chao oversees all aspects of U.S. international media, providing day-to-day management of USAGM’s operations.
Role of USAGM
In addition to providing oversight, the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) serves as a firewall to protect the professional independence and integrity of all U.S. international public service media, including Voice of America, Radio and TV Marti, and the non-profit corporations that are BBG grantees: Radio Free Asia, RFE/RL, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN). USAGM also provides oversight of the work of the Open Technology Fund, which finances the development and distribution of cutting edge technologies and techniques to counter efforts by repressive regimes and closed societies to block access to objective news and information.