January 18, 2024

WFYI Announces New Board Leaders and Officers

Today, WFYI Public Media announced the results of its 2024 board elections for Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media, its parent organization. In addition to its 2024 officers, the board added eight new directors. The 28-member volunteer board includes a wide range of local leaders who lend their expertise to ensuring the organization’s vitality.

The new officers of the WFYI / MIPM board, elected to a one-year term, include:

  • Chair: Neelay Bhatt, Next Practice Partners LLC
  • Vice Chair: Howard Schrott, Schrott Consulting
  • Immediate Past Chair: Raquel Richardson, Centric Consulting
  • Treasurer: Sue Back, Retired, RJ Pile LLC
  • Secretary: Terry Magid, Cummins
  • President: Greg Petrowich, WFYI Public Media

“WFYI Public Media will continue to uphold our mission by ensuring that our board, staff and stories reflect our community’s diversity,” said Board Chair Neelay Bhatt. “With the 2024 elections fast approaching, we will nurture the community’s trust through our deep commitment to separating news from opinions and through innovations in how we bring news, stories and more to Central Indiana.”

The eight new WFYI / MIPM directors, each elected to a three-year term, include:

  • Toni Bader, Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation
  • Fernanda Beraldi, Aurorium
  • Rakesh Gangwani, Atmus
  • Glenn Keller, CountryMark
  • George Plews, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
  • Annie Poynter, Strada Education Network
  • Komal Sheth, Sheth Strategies
  • Susanne McAlister Spitzberg, Civic Leader

“Community support powers everything WFYI Public Media does,” said WFYI President and CEO Greg Petrowich. “This dynamic, diverse and talented board will play a pivotal role in helping WFYI to accomplish our mission: trusted journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning in 2024 and beyond.”

About WFYI Public Media

Since 1970, WFYI Public Media has served Central Indiana with its nonprofit public radio and TV stations, digital content and community engagement activities. With a mission to provide trusted journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning to Hoosiers of all ages and walks of life, WFYI broadcasts original content, as well as PBS and NPR programs, on three television channels, five radio services – including WBAA – and online. Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media (MIPM) is the parent organization of WFYI Public Media. Learn more at wfyi.org and follow WFYI online on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and X/Twitter.