BBG Watch Commentary
The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting, (CUSIB – cusib.org) issued a press release in which the NGO congratulates Chairman of the Bloomberg Media Group Andrew Lack for accepting the position of CEO for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).
The press release quotes CUSIB directors Ann Noonan and Ted Lipien and CUSIB Advisory Board member, former BBG Governor Ambassador Victor Ashe, welcoming the news of Mr. Lack’s selection to become the BBG’s CEO.
CUSIB members express hope that he will carry out management reforms and offer their support.
CUSIB members had met with BBG Chairman Jeff Shell shortly after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate and have supported his reform efforts at the federal agency in charge of U.S. international media outreach.
CUSIB NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2014
The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting, (CUSIB – cusib.org) has congratulated Chairman of the Bloomberg Media Group Andrew Lack on accepting the position of CEO for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).
In a letter to Mr. Lack, CUSIB Executive Director Ann Noonan and Director Ted Lipien welcomed his appointment. They noted that he will now have the potential to provide a degree of focus and oversight for improving the operation of the BBG that has been sadly missing.
CUSIB Advisory Board member and former BBG Governor Ambassador (retired) Victor Ashe who had served on the BBG board from June 30, 2010 until August 1, 2013, said, “It is good to have a real CEO for BBG.”
“Andy Lack has a good background and he will need every inch of it in his new position. He will find the federal government different from the private sector. We all need to pull together to help him as long as he is a change agent,” Ashe added.
For further information, please contact:
Ann Noonan, co-founder and Executive Director
Ted Lipien, co-founder and Director
The Committee for U.S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB – cusib.org) is an independent, nongovernmental organization which supports free flow of uncensored news from the United States to countries without free media.