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Board of Directors

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

Board elections are held annually. For information about joining the board or one of AIR’s committees, please contact any of the directors.

Luis Perez

President, Individual Member
Second term ends 2020
Audio Producer, Doctor Podcasting
Chicago, Illinois

Tena Rubio

Vice President & Secretary, Chair, Election Committee, Individual member
Third term ends 2020
Executive Producer, Wondery
Los Angeles, California

Paula Smith-Arrigoni

Treasurer, Organizational Member
First term ends 2022
Executive Director, BAVC
San Francisco, CA

Keisha TK Dutes

Director, Individual member
First term ends 2021
Producer, Glitch
New York, New York

Kim Fox

Director, Individual member
First term ends 2020
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, Egypt

Rachel Hubbard

Director, Organizational member
First term ends 2020
Executive Director and General Manager, KOSU
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Brenda Salinas-Baker

Director, Individual Member
First term ends 2021
Audio Content Strategist, Google
New York, New York

Melodie Virtue

Director, Individual Member
First term ends 2021
Principal, Foster Garvey PC
Washington, DC

Emily Kwong

Director, Individual Member
First term ends 2021
Science Reporter for Short Wave Podcast, NPR
Washington, DC

Maureen McMurray

Director, Individual Member
First term ends 2021
Director of Content and Audience Development, New Hampshire Public Radio
Concord, NH

Ken Ikeda

CEO
Association of Independents in Radio
Oakland, CA