After an extensive search, DRi is pleased to announce Joyce MacDonald as Greater Public’s President and CEO.
Greater Public provides national leadership in the development of innovative business practices that help communities sustain high-quality public media. With over 250 public media members, it is poised to play a leading role in fostering the sector’s creative response to rapid industry changes—including but not limited to threats of federal funding reductions, the sale of university radio stations, and shifts in demographic media usage patterns.
Joyce replaces longtime Greater Public President Doug Eichten, who led the organization for over two decades. After working in tandem with Mr. Eichten, Joyce fully assumed her President and CEO duties on May 15th. Working from a strong foundation, as Greater Public’s President Joyce will lead the network in creating and evolving innovative financial models for nonprofit media stations, and continue Greater Public’s reputation as a pioneer of new methods in the sector.
DRi identified Joyce as a passionate advocate for public media, as her career in the sector spans more than 18 years. Paul Jacobs, Greater Public’s Board Chair, praised Joyce’s experience, versatility, and understanding of the sector’s obstacles. Before moving to Greater Public, Joyce served in a number of rolls at NPR, advancing to be the CEO of National Public Media and serving as Interim President. She possessed invaluable experience in communicating with network affiliates that would be critical to the success of Greater Public’s President. Joyce was serving as the Vice President of Journalism for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting when DRi identified her as a perfect fit for Greater Public’s needs. She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Stonehill College before receiving her M.S. in Broadcast Administration from Boston University’s College of Communication.
DRi looks forward to seeing all the accomplishments that Joyce and Greater Public accomplishes together.