Member stations of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters elected Geoffrey Blackwell, Martina Lynde and Chuck Taylor as new members of the board of directors.
Geoffrey Blackwell is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, and also is of Chickasaw, Choctaw and Omaha descent. Currently Director of Strategic of Strategic Relations and Minority Business Development for Chickasaw Nation Industries, Blackwell was previously senior attorney in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He is on the Advisory Council of Native Public Media as well as the board of the National Small Business Association.
Martina Lynde recently concluded 12 years on the board at WOMR(FM) in Provincetown, Mass., the last six as board president. During her tenure, WOMR erected new studios, successfully applied for a new frequency for a repeater station and launched a successful capital campaign that raised the down payment for a new building.
Chuck Taylor hails from WTJU(FM) at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., where he has been general manager since 1993. He has a long history with the college station, having joined as a volunteer announcer in 1979 and working as volunteer program director from 1985-88 and 1991-92. He is president of the board of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Libraries and a past president for the Piedmont Council of the Arts.
The incoming board members replace Kim Carroll-Bosler, Ken Freedman and Mary Sando-Emhoolah, whose terms expired at the end of June. NFCB board members are allowed to serve two three-year terms.