Senior Management

Andy Lack, CEOAndy Lack, Chief Executive Officer and Director

The CEO and Director oversees all aspects of U.S. international media. He will provide day-to-day management of BBG’s operations, including oversight of the technical, professional, and administrative support as well as strategic guidance and management of other programs. Lack was sworn-in on January 20, 2015 as the first-ever CEO of the agency.Read More

André Mendes

Robert Bole

Suzie Carroll

Andre Mendes, Director of Global Operations

Rob Bole, Director of Global Strategy

Suzie Carroll, Director of Global Communications

Director of Global Operations

As Director of Global Operations, Mr. Mendes manages, supervises and directs the IBB Chief of Staff, the Office of Technology, Services and Innovation (TSI) and serves as program administrator for the grants made to the BBG-sponsored grantees.
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Director of Global Strategy

As Director of Global Strategy, Mr. Bole manages, supervises and directs the Office of Digital Design and Innovation, the Office of Strategy and Development, the Office of Performance Review and the Office of Policy.
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Director of Global Communications

As Director of Global Communications, Ms. Carroll supervises and directs the Office of Communications and External Affairs.
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Jeffrey N. Trimble, Executive DirectorJeffrey N. Trimble, IBB Deputy Director

The IBB Deputy Director works with the Global Strategy team, focusing on special projects that advance collaboration and coordination across the BBG.  Trimble provides strategic editorial guidance to enhance BBG content in an environment of increasing global competition.Read More

David Ensor, Director of the Voice of AmericaDavid Ensor, Director of the Voice of America

As Director of VOA, Ensor oversees a worldwide multimedia operation broadcasting in 43 languages, reaching an estimated 141 million people each week via radio, television, mobile, and the Internet. Read More

Carlos A. García-Pérez, Director, Office of Cuba Broadcasting

The Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting oversees Radio and TV Martí which provide balanced news on local, regional and international events of importance to the Cuban people. Programming includes vital information on science, technology, health and culture. Read More

Marie Skiba Lennon, Chief of StaffMarie Skiba Lennon, Chief of Staff

The IBB Chief of Staff has direct oversight of Human Resources, Contracts, and Security functions, and coordinates efforts by Engineering and all other IBB elements in supporting the broadcasting entities operating under the umbrella of the BBG. Read More

Paul Kollmer-Dorsey, Deputy General CounselPaul Kollmer-Dorsey, General Counsel

Paul Kollmer-Dorsey was named General Counsel in October 2013 after serving as Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel since June 2009. He also serves as Designated Agency Ethics Official. Read More

Bruce Sherman, Director, Office of Strategy and Development

The Director of Strategy and Development is responsible for global strategy and research for the BBG. Read More


Grantee Leadership

John Giambalvo and Nenad Pejic, Interim Managers, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Vice President of Finance, CFO and Treasurer John Giambalvo and Editor-in-Chief for Programming Nenad Pejic serve as Interim Managers of RFE/RL.  Read More

Brian Conniff, President, Middle East Broadcasting NetworksBrian Conniff, President, Middle East Broadcasting Networks

Brian T. Conniff is President of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN), broadcasting news and information in Arabic to the Middle East. As President of MBN, Conniff oversees the operation of the popular radio network Radio Sawa, as well as two television channels: Alhurra and Alhurra-Iraq. Read More

Libby Liu, President, Radio Free AsiaLibby Liu, President, Radio Free Asia

Libby Liu was named president of RFA in September 2005 by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), following the retirement of RFA’s founding president Richard Richter. Read More