Senior Management

John Lansing, Chief Executive Officer and Director

JohnLansing_Headshot_CroppedThe CEO and Director oversees all aspects of U.S. international media. He provides 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. Read More


Jeffrey N. Trimble, IBB Deputy 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.  He provides strategic editorial guidance to enhance BBG content in an environment of increasing global competition.Read More

KeluKelu Chao, Acting Director of the Voice of America

The Director of Voice of America oversees a worldwide multimedia operation broadcasting in 45 languages, reaching an estimated 172 million people each week via radio, television, mobile, and the Internet. Read More

Maria Gonzalez, 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. 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 BBG’s broadcasting entities. Read More

Connie Stephens, CFOConnie Stephens, Chief Financial Officer

The CFO is the principal budget, accounting and financial management officer for the BBG and coordinates closely on budgetary matters with VOA, RFE/RL, RFA, MBN, and OCB. Read More

David Kiligerman, Interim General CounselDavid Kigerman, Interim General Counsel

The General Counsel serves as Board Secretary and manages BBG’s Office of General Counsel whose mission is to provide proactive end-to-end support for the BBG mission by ensuring legal compliance and promoting and defending the Agency.

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

headshot of Nenad PejibNenad Pejic, Vice President and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Vice President/Editor-in-Chief for Programming Nenad Pejic serves as Acting CEO of RFE/RL.  Read More

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

The President of Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) 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

The President of RFA provides strategic and operational direction to meet RFA’s mission of providing balanced, objective news to listeners in East Asian countries where such news is unavailable. Read More

  • Imprisoned in Azerbaijan


    Investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova was arrested and detained on Dec 5, 2014. On Sept 1, 2015 she was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.

    1 year 2 months 2 days

    in prison

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  • The Board

    • Jeffrey Shell
    • Dr. Leon Aron
    • Matt Armstrong
    • Michael Kempner
    • John Forbes Kerry
    • Karen Kornbluh
    • Kenneth Weinstein
    • vacant