NPR Board of Directors Elects Joanna Lambert as Public Director

Press release | NPR

NPR welcomes the election of Joanna “Jo” Lambert to the NPR Board of Directors as Public Director. Lambert was elected by the board on June 24 and confirmed by NPR members on August 5. She will sit on September 15, filling an unexpired vacancy.

NPR’s 23-member Board of Directors is made up of 12 Member Directors who are the managers of NPR’s member stations and are elected to the Board by their fellow Member Stations, nine Public Directors who are prominent members of the public selected by the Board and confirmed by NPR Member Stations, the Chairman of the NPR Foundation, and the Chairman and CEO of NPR.

Biography: Joanna Lambert, President, CEO, Executive

Joanna Lambert is a visionary, results-driven leader with over 25 years of experience bringing consumer-centric digital products to market at scale across the financial services and media landscape. A transformational leader with a proven track record of growing new businesses, she has transformed and reorganized existing businesses, managed large global teams and built partnerships in banking, retail, telecommunications, publishing, social media and technology. His expertise spans strategy, product development, business development, marketing, communications, and mergers and acquisitions.

Most recently, Lambert was President and CEO of Yahoo Consumer, where she oversaw P&L for the consumer industry, including Yahoo (Mail, Sports, Finance, News, Life, Entertainment), TechCrunch, Makers, RYOT and AOL. She led a global team serving Yahoo’s 900 million monthly active users across content, products, subscriptions, commerce and customer service.

Previously, she was Vice President of Consumer Financial Services at PayPal, where she led efforts to democratize financial services and make the management and movement of money more efficient and affordable for billions of financially challenged people. served worldwide. Prior to PayPal, she was senior vice president of product development and operations at American Express, where she was responsible for product development and management, user experience, and operational excellence for a customer-focused group. development of new generation banking solutions.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queensland University of Technology in Australia. She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of PENCIL, a New York-based nonprofit that supports public schools.

About NPR:

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About the NPR Board of Directors:

NPR’s Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of our 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The Board sets policy and general direction for the management of NPR, monitors NPR’s performance and provides financial oversight.