Board and Bylaws

AIR was created by a network of producers and it continues to be a producer-led organization, thanks to an active board of directors and advisers from public media and beyond.

We encourage our network and colleagues to read AIR’s bylaws, peruse our annual surveys of independent producers, and keep up with the board’s activities through the annual all-members meeting and the minutes of the board’s quarterly meetings.

Board elections are an annual affair. For information about joining the board or one of AIR’s committees, please contact any of the directors:

AIR's Board of Directors

Luis Perez, President | Individual member | Second term ends 2019

Chicago, Illinois
@northsidelou

Tena Rubio, Vice President & Secretary | Chair, Election Committee | Individual member | Third term ends 2019

Fellow/Faculty Advisor, USC Annenberg Media Center
Los Angeles, California
@tenarubio

Joan Kobayashi, Treasurer | Chair, finance committee | Organizational member (appointed) | First term ends 2018

Vice president and CFO, Greater Public
Minneapolis, Minnestoa

Keisha TK Dutes, Director | Individual member | First term ends 2021

Independent Producer and Host, TK in the AM
New York, New York
@TastyKeish

Kim Fox, Director | Individual member | First term ends 2019

Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo
New Cairo 11835, Egypt
@KimFoxWOSU

Rachel Hubbard, Director | Organizational member | First term ends 2020

Associate Director and General Manager at KOSU
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
@kosurachel

Emily Kwong, Director | Individual member | First term ends 2021

NPR Above the Fray fellow
Washington, DC
@EmilyKwong1234

Maureen McMurray, Director | Individual member | First term ends 2021

Director of Innovative Content, New Hampshire Public Radio
Concord, New Hampshire
@Moe_McMurrary

Brenda Salinas Baker, Director | Individual member | First term ends 2021

Google News Partnerships
London, U.K.
@brendapsalinas

Melodie Virtue, Chair, Governance Committee | Appointed Director | First term ends 2020

Garvey, Schubert, Barer
Flour Mill Building
1000 Potomac Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20007-3501