By John Stauber on July 13, 2009

Lisa Graves

I'm extremely pleased to announce that the Center for Media and Democracy has chosen Lisa Graves as CMD's new Executive Director. Our search committee heard from more than 60 applicants and conducted numerous interviews before making its enthusiastic, unanimous choice of Lisa to lead CMD into the future. Read her biography and you'll see she has an amazing record of accomplishment over her fifteen-year career of public service in Washington, DC with all three branches of the government as well as with leading public interest and civil liberties organizations. Lisa is now busy relocating from Washington to Madison but she has already been key to our decision-making and planning. For instance, she has been very supportive of CMD's Wendell Potter, the former insurance industry PR exec whose recent Senate testimony and Bill Moyers Journal appearance is invigorating the national debate over health care reform. Working with Lisa these past weeks has for me been an exciting experience; I can't imagine a better choice to step into the position I've held for these past 16 years. I look forward to serving her and CMD as needed. You'll soon be hearing directly from Lisa when she begins blogging on our website and speaking out as our new Executive Director. Welcome, Lisa Graves!

John Stauber

In 1993, John Stauber founded the non-profit, non-partisan Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) and its magazine, PR Watch, in Madison, Wisconsin.