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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANN CRAMER ELECTED CHAIRWOMAN OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING ATLANTA
ATLANTA, GA, APRIL 5, 2016: Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) is proud to announce the appointment of Ann Cramer to serve as new chairwoman of its Board of Directors. Cramer was formally elected to the two-year position on March 28, following a unanimous vote of board members. Cramer has served on PBA’s board since 2008. She succeeds founder and Board Chairman Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., who has served in this capacity for 20 years.
Additionally, Dr. Sullivan was unanimously elected as the first honorary life member of the Board of Directors in honor of his monumental contribution to Public Broadcasting Atlanta. Dr. Sullivan was one of the founding incorporators of WABE 90.1 and PBA30, and under his stewardship Public Broadcasting Atlanta grew its radio and television audience, developed a first-class news operation and created one of the top-performing public broadcasting operations in the country.
“I am extremely honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve Public Broadcasting of Atlanta at such an exciting time in the public media industry where there are many opportunities to innovate and reach more communities. I am privileged to build upon the extraordinary foundation that Dr. Sullivan created. I look forward to working with my fellow board members and PBA’s outstanding staff to ensure the long-term health of Atlanta’s NPR and PBS stations – WABE 90.1 and PBA30,” said Cramer.
“Ann’s wealth of experience and understanding of the rapidly changing landscape in Atlanta will be indispensable in helping guide PBA strategically. I look forward to collaborating with her,” said PBA’s President and CEO Wonya Lucas.
Cramer is currently Senior Consultant with Coxe Curry & Associates after retiring from a long and successful career at the IBM Corporation, where she started as a Systems Engineer in Jacksonville, Florida, and retired as its Director for IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for the Americas. She also serves on the boards of a number of other organizations including the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber Education Committee, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development and the Georgia Public Education Foundation, as well as the Woodruff Arts Center and the Alliance Theatre Company. She has chaired the United Way of Metro-Atlanta, Leadership Atlanta, Research Atlanta, the Arts and Business Council and the World Class Schools Foundation. Recently, Cramer was recognized with the first Lifetime Achievement Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women Who Mean Business and listed among Georgia Trend’s 30 Years of Influence.