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Colorado Public Radio Appoints Six New Board of Directors Members, Adds Four to Community Advisory Board and Designates Funds for Equity, Access and Social Justice

Centennial, CO. June 18, 2020 – Colorado Public Radio will welcome six new members to its Board of Directors for the term beginning July 1. Joining the team are Rishi Hingoraney, Adrian Miller, Robert G. Moore, Clara Oxley-Rivas, Jay Rolls and Andra Zeppelin. In addition, Diane Reeder was elected for a second term. 

“CPR is pleased to welcome six new members to its Board of Directors,” said Phil Johnson, Board Chair. “The group shares a passionate commitment to CPR and our community and brings unique and diverse backgrounds, life experiences and professional accomplishments that will assist CPR in fulfilling its mission of informing, entertaining and inspiring all Coloradans.”

Rishi Hingoraney is VP of Client Partnerships at Ibotta, a mobile shopping platform based in Denver, CO. In his current role, he leads a team that develops and expands partnerships with leading U.S. retailers. During his tenure at Ibotta, he has focused on pioneering innovative new approaches to measuring and optimizing mobile marketing performance at a time of rapid evolution in the industry. Rishi has more than 15 years of experience in the media and tech spaces across a wide range of disciplines. 

Adrian Miller is a food writer, attorney and certified barbecue judge who lives in Denver, CO. Adrian received an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University in 1991, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995. He is currently the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches and, as such, is the first African American and the first layperson to hold that position. Miller previously served as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton with his Initiative for One America — the first free-standing office in the White House to address issues of racial, religious and ethnic reconciliation. Miller also served as a senior policy analyst for Colorado governor Bill Ritter Jr.

Robert G. Moore will become the acting Co-President of Colorado College on July 1, serving until a new president begins. He is also the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration/Treasurer of the college. His areas of responsibilities include endowment management, controller's office, budget office, human resources office, facilities services, purchasing services, dining operations, and bookstore operations.

Clara Oxley-Rivas is the General Sales Manager of KBNO in Denver. She returned from retirement in 2016 to join Latino Communications to continue her involvement with the burgeoning Latino community in Denver and Southeastern Colorado. Clara was the COO of ESPN Deportes Seattle Station Group from August 2013 through April 2015. Under her leadership ESPN Deportes Seattle Station Group entered into agreements to produce play by play games of all three major sports franchises in town: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC and Major League Beisbol the Seattle Mariners. In addition she began a morning LIVE program from 6A to 10A - this new all-local approach positioned the stations for impressive growth and name recognition in the Seattle DMA. From 2008, until July 2013, Clara was the General Manager of WWSI, Telemundo Philadelphia. Rivas began her media career in southeast Colorado where she operated an FM radio station.

Jay Rolls is an Advisor to the telecommunications industry. He was the SVP & Chief Technology Officer at Charter Communications in Denver, Colorado from 2011 to 2019. During that time he and his team had the responsibility for Engineering & Architecture across all aspects of Charter's wireline business. Previously, Mr. Rolls served in a variety of roles during 13 years at Cox Communications including SVP of Technology.

Andra Zeppelin is a community leader, the executive director of the Zeppelin Family Foundation, and a principal at Zeppelin Development where she is in charge of strategic community partnerships, civic engagement, and key business and political relationships. She serves on the boards of Denver Film and the Colorado Symphony, as well as on the development committee of her daughters’ school, the International School of Denver. She recently joined Electing Women as an official sponsor, a group she has supported for years as she is dedicated to supporting more women in elected office. 

In addition to the six new board members, CPR elected Board Officers for FY21: Chair Philip Johnson, Vice-Chair Joanna Rosenblum, Treasurer Diane F. Reeder and Secretary Brad Greenwald.

In other action, the board has designated an allocation from its opportunity fund to establish equity, access and social justice as primary pillars of CPR’s content and organizational commitment. This will begin with a dedicated position in the newsroom along with training and discovery efforts.

CPR Community Advisory Board

Colorado Public Radio has added four new members to the CPR Community Advisory Board. In May 2020, Greg Ellenoff, Maria Giordano, Carlos Hipolito-Delgado and Brandy Schultz joined current and renewing members Jeneye Abele, Justin Bresler, Fred Brown, Michael P. Dowling, Andrea Howland, Dennis Ryerson and newly appointed CAB chair, Judith Lajoie. More details on CPR’s Community Advisory Board can be found at https://www.cpr.org/about/community-advisory-board/.

About Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization delivering meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org.

  • CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
  • CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
  • Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
  • Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned.
  • KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southeastern Colorado including Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Pueblo and La Junta. Mountain communities via translator are Buena Vista, Salida, Westcliffe, Gardner, Villa Grove, Trinidad and Raton, NM. KRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.