Browne To Exit Iowa Public Radio
May 22, 2008 at 5:30 AM (PT)
IOWA PUBLIC RADIO Executive Director CINDY BROWNE is exiting the organization, effective JUNE 30. BROWNE, with IPR for three years, will be returning to MINNESOTA to rejoin her family and manage a progressive health condition. Board member STEVE CARIGNAN will serve as Acting Exec. Dir. while a national search for BROWNE's replacement is conducted.
"I am extremely proud of the collective achievements of the IPR staff and board, including the development of our vision, mission and strategic direction, the creation of IPR's statewide news and classical services, and soon, a new home in DES MOINES for IPR studios and offices," said BROWNE. "Foundations, corporations and the State of IOWA have all responded to IPR's current value and future potential with substantial, and often first-time support. IPR is well positioned to continue to fulfill its mission of enhancing civic and cultural connections across the state, strengthening communities and reflecting Iowa's sense of place."
"We are grateful to CINDY BROWNE for her efforts on behalf of IOWA PUBLIC RADIO," said IPR Chair of the Board of Directors ART NEU. "In a relatively short time, she brought these stations together to create a unified organization, conducted a statewide listening project to learn Iowans' aspirations for IPR, launched unified classical music and news and information services, and got a new station on the air in OTTUMWA.
"All in all, it's been a period of tremendous change and tremendous success," NEU added. "We wish CINDY and her family all the best."