Sharon Percy Rockefeller

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Position: President and CEO

Organization: WETA

Location: Arlington, VA

Sharon Percy Rockefeller is a member of the Citizens Advisory Group.

Sharon Percy Rockefeller has been president and CEO of WETA, Washington, D.C.'s flagship public television and radio stations, since 1989. Before assuming that post, she was a member of WETA's board for seven years and a member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's board for 12, including four as chairman. Ms. Rockefeller serves on the boards of PepsiCo, Sotheby's, the Phillips Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. She is also a member of the Trustees Council of the National Gallery of Art and a trustee of the Federal City Council. She recently completed four terms on the PBS board of directors, and she was formerly on the boards of Stanford University, the University of Chicago, the Smithsonian Associates, the National Cathedral School, the George Washington University and the Smithsonian American Art Commission. In 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded her the Charles Frankel Prize in recognition of her outstanding promotion of the arts and humanities in her public broadcasting career. In West Virginia she served for 15 years on the board of the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority. She was also chairman and founder of Mountain Artisans (a quilting business for low-income artisans), served on the board of the Sunrise Museum, and was a teacher's assistant for a Head Start program. She graduated from Stanford University.

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