RTNDA, RTNDF Name Replacements for Barbara Cochran

The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation and the Radio and Television News Directors Association Wednesday (April 15) named two executive directors who will succeed Barbara Cochran when she retires June 15.
Kathleen Graham will take over as executive director of the RTNDF and Jane Nassiri will be executive director of the RTNDA. While Graham will focus on the Foundation and Nassiri will focus on the Association, both are committed to jointly direct the operations of the two related organizations.
Nassiri joined RTNDA in 1998 and has served as vp for finance and administration since 2005. Graham joined RTNDF in 1996 and was named vp for foundation programs in 2005.
“The Board is mindful of the need to creatively address the management needs of our organization and to creatively explore strategies to best serve our members during these very difficult economic times for our industry and our members” said Ed Esposito, RTNDA chair and vp of Rubber City Radio Group. “The appointment of our leadership team positions us to offer the best services and the best value to our membership.”