Public Media Company is governed by board members of national stature, who represent all regions of the country and bring a wealth of experience in public broadcasting, business, finance, marketing and law.
Fred Marienthal (Chair), Denver, CO, is a partner in Kutak Rock LLP’s Denver office. He was recognized by Law Week Colorado as a “Lawyer of the Year” in 2010 for innovation and community service. Fred’s practice is focused on higher education facility financings, private activity bonds and nonprofit facility financings. He routinely serves as bond, disclosure and underwriter’s counsel on tax-exempt bond financings for public and nonprofit colleges and universities, charter and independent schools and charitable organizations. He serves as a board member for Kitchen Sisters Productions, the University of Colorado School of Public Affairs Advisory Board and the University of Colorado-Denver’s Chancellor’s Development Committee.
Josh Mallamud (Vice Chair), Chicago, IL, is a Strategic Advisor for OpenGov, a leading provider of public sector cloud software services. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer at Cartegraph, Chief Operating Officer at CityBase, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Dialog Tech (formerly, ifbyphone), a marketing analytics SaaS platform. Prior to joining DialogTech, Josh founded, ran and successfully exited Jigocity, a leading social commerce platform based in Shanghai with operations cross AsiaPac. Josh has also served as a partner-track attorney in the Los Angeles based firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP and as a senior consultant at Semler Brossy Consulting Group. Josh also currently serves as a Board Advisor to Sentic Technologies a predictive analytics SaaS firm based in Ra’anana, Israel, and on the Board of Advisors of Aclaimant, a claims management software platform for the insurance industry.
John Crigler (Secretary/Treasurer), Arlington, VA, is Of Counsel to the law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer, where he represented many public media clients, including Public Media Company. His articles on legal issues include “Why Sparky Can’t Bark”, “Decency Redux”, “The Public Radio Legal Handbook”, “Suing the Messenger”, “Grand Theft Underwriting” and “A Guide to Copyright Law for Public Radio”. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB). He is a graduate of Georgetown Law Center (J.D.), Yale University (Ph.D.) and Wesleyan University. (B.A.).
Teresa Bryce Bazemore, Los Angeles, CA, is President and CEO at Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and former President of the Radian Group, a global credit risk management company. A graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, Teresa serves on a variety boards including the Kimmel Center, WHYY, the US Mortgage Insurers, the Mortgage Bankers and the Mortgage Bankers Residential Board of Governors. Teresa previously served as a member of the Economic Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and other similar institutions. In 2013, Mortgage Banking Magazine named Teresa one of the Top 20 Leading Industry Women. In 2011, Housing Wire magazine named her as one of the Influential Women in the Housing Economy and the Philadelphia Business Journal honored her with its 14th Annual Women of Distinction Award. In 2010, Black Enterprise Magazine named Teresa one of the 75 Most Powerful Women in Business.
Henry Cheng, San Francisco, CA, is an attorney at DLA Piper and currently focuses on tax controversies and litigation as well as international tax planning and operation structuring. As a graduate from New York University School of Law and University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Henry has successfully represented numerous clients in all aspects of the complex civil tax disputes at the federal, state, and local levels. Henry also served as a law intern with the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division in Washington, DC where he was involved in appellate and tax policy matters. He also served as law extern to the Honorable Carlos T. Bea of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He previously served as a law extern to the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Having worked for several international technology companies as a product development manager before his law practice, Henry has significant experience in research and development of sophisticated enterprise software application. Henry has also interned at Public Media Company in 2010 where he served as a Senior Analyst and provided support in credit, brokerage, and corporate structure.
Carolyn Grinstein, Seattle, WA, is a civic leader who currently serves on the boards of the Seattle Art Museum, the University of Washington Foundation, the American Community School of Beirut and the Yale University Art Gallery. She is currently chairing the $100M fundraising effort for the Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine for the University of Washington Medical School. Lyn is an avid public radio listener.
Susan Harmon, Seattle, WA, is Co-Director of Meyerhar Productions, an independent film company she and her husband, Richard Meyer, founded in 2014. She co-founded and served as Co-Managing Director of PMC for its first ten years. She currently serves on the PMC board after 40 years of experience as a public broadcasting executive including serving as Vice President for North Texas Public Broadcasting in Dallas/Ft. Worth and before that, as Station Manager for WAMU public radio in Washington, D.C. During her career, she was a board member of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and the Station Resource Group which she co-founded in 1984. Susan currently serves on the board of KING-FM in Seattle and on advisory boards at her alma mater, Wellesley College.
Robert (Rob) Ivry, Katonah, NY, has been a leader in education and social policy research, non-profit management, fundraising, and public policy outreach for five decades. Ivry was part of the leadership team at MDRC, a national education and social policy non-profit from 1980 until 2018. During this time, he led program development and the launching of new projects; foundation fundraising; the development of MDRC’s K-12, post-secondary, and workforce development portfolios; and external affairs communicating research findings to leading policy makers and practitioners. Prior to joining MDRC, Rob was the Director of Youth Programs for the Mayor’s Office in Baltimore from 1972-1980. In semi-retirement, Rob continues to consult with MDRC, the Community College Research Center at Columbia Teacher’s College, and Arnold Ventures. He is on the board of the Grable foundation and volunteers for social and environmental justice and public media organizations. He has extensive relationships with national non-profits, foundations, and government officials. He is an advocate for the non-profit sector and public service; and organizations committed to social and environmental justice, equity, and improving the economic well-being of low-income Americans.
Leo Martinez, San Francisco, CA, is a Managing Director of Andersen, the tax and financial services firm. He is Dean emeritus and Albert Abramson Professor of Law emeritus at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He writes and lectures globally on tax, insurance law, and other subjects. He is a member of the American Law Institute and is the former President of the Association of American Law Schools. Leo is former Chair of the KQED board and he currently serves on the boards of Public Media Company and Public Media Venture Group. Leo received his JD in Law from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law , his MS from the University of Southern California, and his BS from the University of Kansas.
Jan Nicholson, New York, NY, is the President of The Grable Foundation, a private charitable foundation in Pittsburgh, Pa., dedicated to helping children and youth by improving their educational opportunities. She is also President of The Nicholson Foundation, which is working in New Jersey to reform the system for providing healthcare to vulnerable populations, and to improve the quality of, and access to, care and education for children ages 0–5. In 2000 she retired from a career in finance, spent principally at Citicorp. In 2016, she retired as a director of Ball Corporation and of Radian Group, Inc. She serves on the boards of the Tri-State Area’s Regional Plan Association, and MDRC, a social policy research organization.