Dana Perino to Leave the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Dana Perino

Dana Perino

BBG Board member Dana Perino today told her colleagues that she would be leaving the Broadcasting Board of Governors at the end of the year.

“As you know, ever since I moved to New York, I have not been able to participate as much as I would have liked, nor could I fulfill the expectations I have for my own public service. I do not see that changing in the foreseeable future; therefore, I felt the best thing to do was clear the way for someone else,” Perino wrote in a note to her fellow Board members.

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve, though I’m more overwhelmed by the friendships I’ve made. The city of Washington, DC could use many more of you working to steer structural and content improvements at the BBG to support its role in spreading freedom of expression and self-determination around the world.”

Perino said she had informed the White House and Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) that she will resign on December 31.

Presiding Governor Michael Lynton praised Perino for her work and said her fellow Board members would be sorry to see her go.  “Dana has brought tremendous acumen and energy to her work with us,” Lynton said.  “She has taken part in pivotal strategic decisions.  And with her experience at the highest levels of government, Dana has made an important contribution to advancing the Board’s goals for reforming this agency.”

Perino is the former White House press secretary to President George W. Bush and the creator of Minute Mentoring, a program helping young women entering the workforce.  She previously served in the U.S. Justice Department, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Congress.

Here is the entire text of her note:

Dear Fellow Board Members –

Today I let the White House and Sen. McConnell know that I would be resigning my governorship on December 31, 2012.

As you know, ever since I moved to New York, I have not been able to participate as much as I would have liked, nor could I fulfill the expectations I have for my own public service.  I do not see that changing in the foreseeable future; therefore, I felt the best thing to do was clear the way for someone else.

I am honored to have been chosen to serve, though I’m more overwhelmed by the friendships I’ve made. The city of Washington, DC could use many more of you working to steer structural and content improvements at the BBG to support its role in spreading freedom of expression and self-determination around the world.

With affection,

Dana

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