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Colorado Public Radio Appoints Five New Board Members

Centennial, Colo. August 29, 2019 Colorado Public Radio recently welcomed five new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the team are Rachel Romer Carlson, Ned Harding, Balan Nair, Wag Schorr and Michelle Sobel. Board members Virginia Berkeley, Ann E. Hinkins, Mary Ricketson and Michael P. Dowling also completed board terms.

“As we welcome our new board colleagues, we applaud the tremendous service and support of our retiring members, ” said newly elected board chair Philip Johnson. “Our new board members share their spirit of community and service - each of whom will bring their unique talent, experience and passion for community to Colorado Public Radio.”

Rachel Romer Carlson is the co-founder and CEO of Guild Education, a Denver-based company on a mission to unlock opportunity for America's workforce, though education. Guild works directly with Fortune 1000 companies to offer education benefits to their employees. Prior, she founded and led Student Blueprint, and worked for the 2008 Obama campaign before serving in the White House. Carlson holds a BA, MA in Education and MBA from Stanford University, and now lives in Denver with her husband and twin girls, Lily and Maggie.

Ned Harding co-founded the data-analytics company Alteryx in 1997. In 2018, he stepped down as CTO after the company went public. Currently, he serves as a special adviser, and brings more than 40 years of experience in software programming, software architecture and product development.

Balan Nair is President and CEO of Liberty Latin America, an integrated telecommunications company. Previously, Nair served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President for Liberty Global and AOL LLC, and he spent more than 12 years at Qwest Communications International Inc. In addition to being an inductee into the Cable Hall of Fame, Nair sits on the public company boards of Charter Communications and Adtran Corporation.

Wag Schorr is a retired nephrologist who recently established the Schorr Family Medical Scholarship Fund, which has committed funding for five years. In 2017, Dr. Schorr received the CU School of Medicine’s Florence Rena Sabin Award for exceptional contributions to the Anschutz Medical Campus and the health of the citizens of Colorado.

Michelle Sobel is the Director of Innovation for Centura Health with a focus on making healthcare easier to access and navigate for the Coloradans it serves. Previously, Sobel co-founded Emmi Solutions in 2002 and Analyte Health in 2008, and served as Creative Director for Jellyvision. She supports local Denver non-profit organizations as a member of Impact 100 Metro Denver and volunteers with the local DECA high school chapters as a mentor.

In addition to the five new board members, CPR honored six-term board member W. Dean Salter as an Emeritus Board Member, and appointed four new Board Officers: Chair Philip Johnson, Vice-Chair Joanna Rosenblum, Treasurer Diane F. Reeder and Secretary Bob Steele.

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