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Tanya Youngberg has served as RFE/RL’s Deputy General Counsel and the Assistant Secretary of the Corporation since June 2022. Youngberg previously worked for eight years as a litigator at Williams & Connolly and clerked for two federal judges. She was an analyst at the United States Department of Defense before her legal career. Youngberg earned a B.A. from Brown University in Slavic Studies and International Relations, an M.A. from Harvard University in Regional Studies (Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia), and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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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

James Landis

Head of Corporate Security

Paul Tibbitts

Head of Strategy and Corporate Development

Diane Zeleny

Head of External Affairs

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