S. Enders Wimbush Exits Broadcasting Board Of Governors
May 31, 2012 at 5:01 AM (PT)
S. ENDERS WIMBUSH has resigned from the BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS, the organization that oversees the VOICE OF AMERICA and other American international media programs. WIMBUSH, the former Director of RADIO LIBERTY who was recently named Senior Director for Foreign Policy and Civil Society at the GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE U.S., said in a letter to the board, "Over the past few months, given the demands of that position and an increasingly heavy travel schedule, I have not been able to devote the time and attention to my BBG role that I would like. It therefore makes sense for the President, in consultation with Senator (MITCH) MCCONNELL (R-KY), to nominate someone who can devote the time and attention the BBG deserves."
"We extend our deepest thanks to ENDERS WIMBUSH for all he has done, not only during nearly two years with the Board, but through many years -- including his leadership at RFE/RL during the collapse of communism and the demise of the SOVIET UNION," said BBG Presiding Governor MICHAEL LYNTON. "ENDERS has brought quality, erudition and distinction to the mission of U.S. international media; what's more, he put his heart and soul into it. We will miss ENDERS' contributions and company at our meetings, but will count on his continued involvement with our work."