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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.

Ernesto Aguilar

Treasurer, Organizational Member
First term ends 2025
Director of Radio Programming, KQED
San Francisco, CA

Rob Byers

Secretary, Individual Member
First term ends 2024
Director of Broadcast and Media Production, American Public Media
Minneapolis, MN

Keisha TK Dutes

Director, Individual member
Second term ends 2025
Executive Producer, Spoke Media; Bondfire Radio, and Philo's Future Media LLC
New York, New York

Kim Fox

Co-President, Individual member
Second term ends 2024
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
Second term ends 2024
Executive Director and General Manager, KOSU
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Chioke I'Anson

Director, Individual Member
First term ends 2025
Independent Producer, Professor, and Director and Founder, VPM + ICA Community Media Center, Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Emily Kwong

Co-President, Individual Member
Second term ends 2025
Host for Short Wave Podcast, NPR
Washington, DC

Melodie Virtue

Director, Individual Member
Second term ends 2024
Principal, Foster Garvey PC
Washington, DC

Kristen Wesloh

Director, Individual Member
First term ends Dec 2025
Director, Institutional Investment, Prosperity Now
Washington, DC

Amanda Hickman

Executive Director (Interim), Association of Independents in Radio
Berkeley, CA