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Christine Fetzko serves as Head of Operations, overseeing the technology, media operations, information security, and business support functions at RFE/RL. She previously served as Chief of Staff to the President & CEO.  Prior to joining RFE/RL in 2007, Fetzko was a Presidential Management Fellow with the former Broadcasting Board of Governors (now the U.S. Agency for Global Media). She completed details to the U.S Department of State, including with the Bureaus of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, European and Eurasian Affairs, and Near Eastern Affairs. Before entering federal service, Fetzko worked with several non-profit, international development-oriented NGOs, including the International Research & Exchanges Board, the Solidarity Center, and the United Methodist Committee on Relief. She holds a B.A. in Intellectual History from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. 

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Senior Leadership

RFE/RL is overseen by a Board of Directors, chaired by Ambassador Karen Kornbluh, and Senior Leadership led by President Stephen Capus.

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Stephen Capus

President & CEO

Karen Johnsen

Acting CFO and Assistant Treasurer

Nicola Careem

Vice President and Head of the News Division

Benjamin Herman

Secretary and General Counsel

Tanya Youngberg

Assistant Secretary and Deputy General Counsel

Marylin Keating

Head of Human Resources

James Landis

Head of Corporate Security

Paul Tibbitts

Head of Strategy and Corporate Development

Diane Zeleny

Head of External Affairs

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