Laura Walker Elected to Commonwealth Fund Board of Directors

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<p>Laura Walker, president and CEO of New York Public Radio, has been elected to The Commonwealth Fund’s Board of Directors, effective April 2017.</p><p>Under Walker’s leadership, New York Public Radio’s monthly audience has grown from 1 million to 23.9 million, and more than $100 million has been raised for long-term investment. New York Public Radio owns and operates eight radio stations, including WNYC, the most-listened-to public radio station in the country, and WQXR, the classical music station. New York Public Radio has been honored with 10 Peabody Awards during Walker’s tenure. </p>
<p>“Laura Walker brings to The Commonwealth Fund’s Board a wealth of experience in leadership and innovation in nonprofit journalism,” said Board Chairman Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., president and CEO of the Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston. “Her insights will be invaluable to the Fund’s efforts to communicate with key audiences as the foundation works to move our country toward a high-performing health system.”</p> Read more