THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CHRISTY CARPENTER AS MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
The President today announced the nomination of Christy Carpenter to serve as Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Ms. Christy Carpenter, of Sausalito, California, currently serves as principal of C. Carpenter & Company, a communications and public affairs consultant firm that represents a variety of clients. From 1993 to 1995, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Wine Institute in San Francisco, where she managed program areas including communications and health and social issues. From 1990 to 1993, Ms. Carpenter served as Senior Executive for Professional and Public Services for the State Bar of California. From 1987 to 1990, she was Vice President and Group Director for international public relations firm Hill & Knowlton in New York. As an early pioneer in interactive technologies, she helped develop the initial Prodigy on-line service and market the first two-way cable television service invented by Warner Communications. Ms. Carpenter receiver her B.A. from Brown University and J.D. from the Washington School of Law, American University.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a private, non-profit entity, authorized by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, in order to provide high-quality, educational, informational, and cultural programming for all Americans. The Board of Directors of the CPB sets policies and establishes programming priorities for the Corporation. To fulfill this mission, the CPB distributes direct grants for operations and programming to approximately 340 CPB-supported public radio stations and approximately 200 public television grantees operating 355 stations in the United States and its territories.