The New England Public Radio Foundation Inc. Welcomes New Board Members
It is with great enthusiasm that New England Public Radio announces that Carey Baker, Samalid Hogan and Claudia Perles have joined the New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc. as Directors of the Board. Ellen Freyman, an NEPR Foundation Board Advisor was elected as a Director to the Board's Executive Committee, she is also now Chair of the Nominating/Board Governance Committee. Bill Monks, currently a Director, was also voted onto the Executive Committee as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance/Audit Committee, and Paul Lambert, who has been serving on the NEPR Foundation Board as a Director and Vice President, has been elected its President. Marc Berman is Immediate Past President, ex-officio.
The New England Public Radio Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization created to conduct fund raising activities for New England Public Radio. Their mission is to guarantee New England Public Radio's future as a premier public media organization by enhancing financial support, promoting community interest, and providing advice and recommendations to station management and WFCR's license holder UMass. The NEPR Foundation is currently made up of twenty-two directors, thirteen advisors, three ex-officio, and two emeritus members, and has representation from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges, and The University of Massachusetts Amherst.
"I am thrilled to welcome our newest Directors to the Board and to be working closely with all of the officers and Directors of our Foundation to advance the work of New England Public Radio," said Martin Miller, NEPR's CEO and General Manager.
Carey Baker, Director
Carey Baker, owner of Midnightson Designs in Northampton, helps small to medium businesses, organizations, artists, and nonprofits all across western Massachusetts and eastern and northwestern Connecticut create a profitable online presence using web design, video, audio, graphics and social media. He holds a B.A. of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. Carey has lived in the Pioneer Valley for 27 years and has been actively involved in working with nonprofits in an artistic capacity for most of that time.
Marc Berman: Ex Officio
Marc Berman is retired from a thirty-year career as a senior executive, owner, and partner in privately held radio broadcast companies. He serves as adjunct professor of Journalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, teaching The Business of Media. He also sits on the board of The Young At Heart Chorus. Marc founded The Scott J Bacherman Fund, an endowment at UMass Amherst which awards annual scholarships and paid internships to students in the disciplines of journalism, communication, and media studies. He lives in Florence with his wife, Elizabeth Stone, an artist. They have three grown sons.
Ellen Freyman, Director, Chair of the Nominating/Board Governance Committee
Ellen Freyman is an attorney with the law firm of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ellen sits on several boards in the region including the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Homeless, Elms College, Springfield Technical Community College Foundation, Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, National Conference for Community and Justice, On Board, Inc. (founding director), among many others. Additionally, she is a member of the Longmeadow Zoning Board of Appeals and the Springfield School Department's ELL Task Force. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in elementary education and Western New England College School of Law. She resides in Longmeadow with her husband, Richard, a University of Massachusetts faculty member and two sons, Neal and Stephen.
Samalid Hogan, Director
Samalid Hogan is a Senior Project Manager for the City of Springfield Office of Planning and Economic Development. Prior to working with the city, she held the Senior Economic Development and Policy Analyst role at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. She serves on the board of the Young Professionals of Greater Springfield and OnBoard, and as Board Chair for the Horace Smith Fund, which awards scholarships to help deserving students from Hampden County finance their college education. Samalid holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Practices from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Paul Lambert, President
Paul Lambert came to the The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in June, 2002 in the newly created role of Vice President, Guest Experience & Programming. Paul is directly responsible for the creation, development and execution of all Hall of Fame Events, initiatives and programs on a national scale. Prior to joining the Hall, he worked for the National Basketball Association as Director, Event Production working since 1989 on the development and execution of live programming, grass roots initiatives and international events. Prior to joining the NBA, Paul enjoyed a successful career in the Professional Theatre including a joyous seven-year stint as General Manager of the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts. Paul lives in South Hadley with his wife Cynthia and their two sons, Benjamin and Pete.
Bill Monks, Director, EC Treasurer and Chair of the Finance/Audit Committee
Bill Monks' professional and volunteer career since 1978 has been a public commitment to both Public Televisions' mission and to other Arts not-for-profit organizations in the greater Springfield area. His final position before retirement was with WGBY/TV as the budget director, a position he held from 1997 to 2003. Bill currently sits on several regional boards, including the Century Club, Community Music School, Public Access Cable TV of Longmeadow, Springfield Public Forum, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and WGBY/TV. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University as an undergraduate, and received a MST from the University of New Hampshire. Bill has two children and three grandchildren. He currently lives in Longmeadow with his wife Susan.
Claudia Perles, Director
Claudia Perles is the President of the Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation which has become a full-time job since she retired from the Department of State, serving as a diplomat and scientific advisor. Claudia is on the Board of the Miami City Ballet and Shakespeare and Company in the Berkshires. She and her husband are enthusiastic WFCR listeners and supporters of it and public radio. Claudia is married to Steven Perles, who has his own law firm specializing in international law, and they have two children, Joshua, in his final year at NYU Law School and Sara, in her junior year at Columbia University. In addition to their home in Lenox, Massachusetts, they reside in Miami Beach, Florida.
For a complete listing of the NEPR Foundation Inc.'s membership and for more information, please visit http://www.nepr.net/about/new-england-public-radio-foundation
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