U.S. Senate Confirms Three to CPB Board
March 14, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – (March 14, 2019) –The United States Senate has confirmed the nominations of Janice Miriam Hellreich and Robert A. Mandell and the renomination of Bruce Ramer to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Hellreich, of Kailua, Hawaii, is a speech language pathologist who founded the first speech and language therapy program at Taipei American School in Taipei, Taiwan. She has served as president of the Hawaii Speech Language & Hearing Association (HSHA), president of the Hawaii Medical Association Auxiliary, on the boards of the East West Center, the American Cancer Society and the Hawaii Association of Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities. She is also a long-serving member of the RNC Executive Committee. She will serve a term expiring in 2024.
Mandell, of Winter Park, Florida, is a retired U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg and currently serves on the boards of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the Center for a New American Security and Human Rights First. He is a partner in Velocitas Venture, a medical device company, and ReactiveCore, a technology company. He previously was chairman and CEO of The Greater Construction Corp. He also has been involved in state and regional governments, including as chairman of the Florida Environmental Regulation Commission and chairman of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. He will serve a term expiring in 2022.
Ramer, of Los Angeles, California, is an attorney and partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, a firm specializing in entertainment and media matters, and was named one of the top 100 lawyers in California. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California (USC). He also serves on the Board of Councilors of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism as well as on the Board of Governors of its Center for the Digital Future. He is chairman of the Peabody Advisory Board, is a board member of the National Archives Foundation, and serves on the Executive Advisory Council of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. For nearly two decades, he served on the board of Southern California public television station KCET. He was vice chair of the CPB Board from 2016-2018 and in October 2018 was elected as chair, a position he also held from 2010 to 2012. He will serve a term expiring in 2024.
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