Voting for D/I Committee Members Opens in July

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The voting window for ratification of the two new non-Board members of the D/I Committee will open next month, with managers of PRSS interconnected stations receiving a ballot by email when the voting begins on July 12.

The NPR Board has elected Bari Scott, Executive Director of SoundVision Productions, and Nick Kereakos, Vice President of Technology & Operations at American Public Media to replace Sue Schardt and Roger Gomoll whose terms expire in November and are not eligible to seek re-election. As with all D/I Committee elections, the voting window will remain open for one month.

Here are mini-profiles of the new non-Board D/I Committee members:

Nick Kereakos
Nick Kereakos is the Vice President of Technology and Operations at American Public Media | Minnesota Public Radio (APM|MPR). In this capacity, he oversees and directs the technology, production, operations, technical facilities and content distribution of American Public Media Group (APMG). An expert in technology, studio recording, broadcast operations, and digital media production, Nick guides APM|MPR's continuing integration of traditional and leading edge media production, technologies, and distribution methods. Previously, Nick served as APM's Managing Director of Media Technology and Broadcast Operations, was the Senior Audio Producer of the Minnesota Orchestra national broadcast series, The Splendid Table®, Sound Money® and Minnesota Public Radio's regional broadcasts of the Minnesota Opera. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a fellowship alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado.

Bari Scott
Bari Scott, Executive Director of SoundVision Productions, has a long history in community and public radio. She served as director of the Third World Department and Special Projects at KPFA in Berkeley, and as executive producer of Flashpoints. The training program she initiated at KPFA for women and people of color is still active. Bari’s production credits include The Communications Revolution, 52 radio programs exploring changes in the social landscape precipitated by new telecomm technologies; Blacks and Jews, a video documentary that premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and aired on PBS’ Point of View; Jimi Hendrix, a four-part documentary series; The Grateful Dead Live New Year's Eve national broadcasts; and The Racism Project, a community-centered model production bringing together students, scholars, local leaders, professional actors and artists. At SoundVision (which she co-founded in 1997) Bari conceives, develops and oversees all of the organization’s multimedia projects: The DNA Files, The Science Literacy Project, The Really Big Questions and others.

Posted June 10, 2013