Laura Gore Ross was appointed to the CPB Board of Directors by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate in May 2018.
Ms. Ross is a retired attorney with a career in government service, community organizations and politics.
Ms. Ross’ past professional experience includes eight years as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the State of New York. She began government service at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, was a former Legislative Assistant to a U.S. Congressman from Flint, Michigan, and most recently was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Public Delegate to the 64th United Nations General Assembly.
She is currently a member of the Screening Panel for New York’s Federal Judiciary. She was a Trustee of New York Public Media (WNET, WLIW, and NJTV) for three years, a Director of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City for twelve years, a Trustee of WNYC public radio for seven years, President of NYANA, a refugee resettlement agency, a member of the Board of the Horace Mann School, a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Committee, and a Trustee for Turnaround for Children, an educational not-for-profit.
She is married to James J. Ross who is a retired attorney, investor, philanthropist, and African art collector. He was a founder and Vice Chairman of Omnipoint Corporation which Deutsche Telekom acquired and formed the basis of T-Mobile USA. He is currently a Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery.
They have two grown children who live in New York City.
Her term expires in 2022.