Robert T. Coonrod

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Robert T. Coonrod "was President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) from 1997 to 2005. He served as the Corporation's executive vice president and chief operating officer from December 1992. Prior to joining CPB, he was deputy managing director of the Voice of America (VOA). He joined the United States Information Agency (USIA) in 1967, serving as a Foreign Service officer in Italy and Yugoslavia. He has also held senior positions in USIA's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He graduated from Fordham University in 1966. He has also studied Arabic, Italian, Serbian and Slovene." [1]

He is also a member of the Public Diplomacy Council and in 1999 in was on the media advisory council for IREX.