Iowa Public Radio has named three finalists for its executive director position.
According to a press release, the finalists are:
Debra J. Fraser, former Chief Operating Officer and Station Manager at Houston Public Media; Myrna Johnson, Executive Director for the Boston Schoolyard Initiative; and William R. Reed, a former private-sector media executive and Midwest-based marketing consultant.
Iowa Public Radio’s top leader, Mary Grace Herrington, has been fired by the organization’s board of directors. The board voted 6-1 Tuesday to dismiss Herrington. She had been the organization’s chief executive officer since 2009.
The lone dissenter, Mark Braun, is a new IPR board member and the interim Vice President for Strategic Communications at the University of Iowa.
To remodel or not to remodel? That is the question. Talk of Iowa chats with home improvement expert Bill McAnally about how to assess your home and the features you don’t like and if remodeling is in question.
And, Iowa Public Radio has done its own remodeling. CEO Mary Grace Herrington will discuss our recent program changes, as well.