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James Landis is RFE/RL’s Head of Corporate Security. Landis served as a Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service for 25 years with overseas postings in Colombia, Iraq, Algeria, Yemen, France, and Mexico. For three years he served as the Special Advisor for Security to the Ambassador of the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization where he developed and implement security protocols and plans for “Whole of Government” operations in challenging environments and conflict zones to include Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Haiti, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to joining the Department of State, Landis served four years in the United States Marine Corps and holds a B.A. in History from Emory University.

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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

Christine Fetzko

Head of Operations

Marylin Keating

Head of Human Resources

Paul Tibbitts

Head of Strategy and Corporate Development

Diane Zeleny

Head of External Affairs

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