Public Broadcasting Atlanta Appoints New Board and Advisory Committee Members

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Public Broadcasting Atlanta Appoints New Board and Advisory Committee Members

The Four New Members Bring Significant Experience in Non-Profit, Media/Technology, Education and the Arts

(Atlanta, GA – January 29, 2018) – Public Broadcasting Atlanta today announced the addition of one new member to its Board of Directors and three new members to its Advisory Board.

“Public Broadcasting Atlanta is dedicated to serving the community and adding the perspectives, insights and expertise from many different industries and diverse disciplines”, said Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Ann Cramer.  “The new board and committee members are exemplary in their individual and combined expertise and they will be instrumental in helping us move our strategy forward.”

The new board and advisory board members include:

NEW BOARD MEMBER

  • Andrea Montag, former founding Director of the Hilda and Wilbur Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning at the Westminster Schools.  The Institute, one of the first of its kind, creates and provides opportunities for all the Westminster students, faculty, alum and families to address real community needs through immersive experiences.  Andrea also served as the Director of Donor Relations for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and began their Center for Family Philanthropy.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Glenn Institute, is on the advisory board of Skyland Trail, the Washington University’s Atlanta Alumni Board and was the former chair of the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

NEW ADVISORY BOARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Louis Gump is CEO of NewsON Media, LLC. Accomplished in leading digital media services, Gump presided earlier in his career over benchmark-setting mobile businesses for The Weather Channel and CNN, before becoming CEO of mobile media and advertising company LSN Mobile. Gump has served in diverse capacities with industry organizations, including more than a decade on the board of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), where he held various leadership positions including Treasurer and Global Chairman.
  • Madison Cario joined Georgia Tech in 2014 as Director of the Office of the Arts, which endeavors to embed creative experiences into the lives and learning of Georgia Tech students, the broader campus community, and the Atlanta community. Madison serves as a National Dance Project advisor, is on the Board of Directors at Dashboard Co-op Gallery, and is on the Advisory Board of the Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta. She received the Georgia Tech Award for Staff Performance in Entrepreneurship and the Georgia Tech Diversity Champion Award and was one of Creative Loafing’s People to Watch in 2017.
  • Anthony Rodriguez is currently the Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director- of the Aurora Theatre. Anthony is the Immediate Past Chair of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, was the first Latino and Arts leader to serve in that position, and is past Chair of Partnership Gwinnet. Mr. Rodriguez is a member of Screen Actors Guild, Theatre Communications Group, Duluth Rotary Club, and the national steering committee for the Latinx Theatre Commons.

With the new advisory board committee members, the Advisory Board is now comprised of 18 community leaders.

“Our community leaders bring their knowledge and passion for public media to our organization,” said Public Broadcasting Atlanta President and CEO, Wonya Lucas. “I look forward to working with our new members to advance our mission and reach new audiences.”

About Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Public Broadcasting Atlanta is comprised of three dynamic, community-first platforms, WABE 90.1, PBA30TV and Atlanta PlanIt. Together, they bring NPR news, PBS programming, music, arts and cultural information to hundreds of thousands of listeners and viewers each year. As a broadcast service of Atlanta Public Schools, in partnership with the Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative (AETC), PBA has never lost sight of its original mission. Education remains at the core of our operation at every level, from children to adults.