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Marylin began her career as an employment litigation attorney before moving into HR. She has 20+ years of executive HR experience within highly complex international environments. Her career has included leading HR in sub-Saharan Africa for a USAID funded organization and in Chile for a billion dollar, internationally funded astronomy observatory.  She holds a B.A. and Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters in European Community Law from the University of Lyon, France. She joined RFE/RL as Head of HR in 2018.

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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

James Landis

Head of Corporate Security

Paul Tibbitts

Head of Strategy and Corporate Development

Diane Zeleny

Head of External Affairs

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