Slocum Heads Back to Texas to Lead TPR

NPR’s chief administrative officer will return to her home state in January
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Texas Public Radio has tapped NPR Chief Administrative Officer Joyce Slocum for the position of president and CEO of TPR, effective Jan. 6, 2014.

The Dallas native will move to San Antonio from NPR’s headquarters in Washington, where she has overseen legal, human resources, engineering, IT, facilities and consumer products for five years. Slocum also served NPR for nine months in 2011 as interim president and CEO.

Prior to joining NPR, Slocum served as general counsel at HIT Entertainment, worked as a producer of children’s television programming and as supervising attorney at Dallas-based 7-Eleven.

TPR is currently working to increase its online presence and expand into additional communities in Texas with new stations in Snyder and Llano.


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