International non-profit Internews welcomes Pamela Austin, Kaizar Campwala, Kevin Delaney, John Montgomery and Melissa Ong to its board of directors, for a three-year term starting in 2020.
“We are working through challenging, unprecedented times. The need for Internews’ support to local media and information providers in underserved communities around the world has never been greater than during this time when information literally saves lives.” said Jeanne Bourgault, President of Internews. “Our partners are first responders in the global pandemic response, and we are thrilled to add five new directors to our Board, whose expertise will enhance our ability to navigate a rapidly changing world.”
Pamela Austin leads corporate communications for Facebook, after previous roles as Head of Executive Communications for both Samsung and Microsoft, and at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, directing employee communications and engagement.
Kaizar Campwala serves as Vice President, Business Operations and Insights for ABC News, overseeing analytics, business development, and operations for Good Morning America, ABC News, and FiveThirtyEight.
Kevin J. Delaney is a senior editor at The New York Times. As a co-founder of Quartz, he served as co-CEO and Editor-in-Chief from 2012 to 2019.
John Montgomery is Global Executive Vice President of Brand Safety at GroupM and is chair of the 4A’s Media Leadership Council.
Melissa Ong holds dual roles as Director of Mojo Pte Ltd. and Vice President of Business Development and Director of Activities of COMO Hotels and Resorts.
“The work of Internews has never been more vital and urgent than today,” said Board Chair Richard Kessler. “I’m incredibly pleased to welcome the expertise of our new members. Their willingness to serve is testimony to Internews’ growing international reputation.”
In addition to welcoming these members, Internews extends gratitude to three long-serving board members, former board co-chair Chris Boskin, veteran of public broadcasting and magazine publishing, Douglas Carlston, CEO of Tawala Systems, and Jim Rosenfield, President of JHR & Associates who formerly served for 20 years at CBS, where he rose from Television Network Salesman to Sr. Executive VP of The CBS/Broadcast Group. Ms. Boskin and Mr. Rosenfield served on the Internews board since 2008; Mr. Carlston served since 2011.
“We are so grateful for the leadership of Chris Boskin, Doug Carlston and Jim Rosenfield” said Bourgault. “We thank them all deeply for their stewardship of our mission.”
This year the organization released Internews 2025, a strategic plan to advance healthy information environments in more than 100 countries over the next five years.