WUNC LLC Board
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees has appointed a Board of Directors to provide strategic oversight to WUNC Public Radio, LLC. Following is a list of current members:
Hannah Gage of Wilmington is a retired broadcast executive. A UNC-Chapel Hill journalism graduate, she is former chair of the UNC Board of Governors and the UNC-Wilmington Board of Trustees. She was a member of the WHQR Public Radio Board of Directors in Wilmington and has served on numerous regional and local business, civic and foundation boards.
Haywood Cochrane of Elon is the former chairman of the Board of Directors of DARA Biosciences Inc. He represents the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and is an alumnus. Cochrane has held several senior management and executive positions in health-care companies including Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings and CHD Meridian Corporate Healthcare Inc., now a unit of Comprehensive Health Systems.
Chuck Duckett of Winston-Salem is a partner in Battle & Associates Inc., a marketing services firm. He represents the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and is an alumnus. Duckett also is a partner in GRINS Enterprises, LLC and Synergy Media, LLC.
Connie Walker of Durham is president and general manager of WUNC. She has led WUNC’s management team since 2009. A veteran public radio manager and journalist, she joined National Public Radio’s Board of Directors in 2012 and is also on the board of directors for the University’s Association for Women Faculty and Professionals.
Joel Curran of Chapel Hill is UNC-Chapel Hill’s first vice chancellor of communications and public affairs. He leads the campus-wide efforts to interpret and promote the University’s mission. A UNC journalism alumnus, he previously held senior executive positions in global public relations agencies and the Walt Disney Co.
Michael Schoenfeld of Durham is vice president for public affairs and government relations at Duke University. He has held senior executive positions at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Vanderbilt University, and has served as board chair of WPLN – Nashville (Tenn.) Public Radio. He previously chaired the WUNC Community Advisory Board.
Susan King of Chapel Hill is dean of UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where she is the John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor. An ABC News White House correspondent, she hosted NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” and “Talk of the Nation.” She was a member of WUNC’s Community Advisory Board.
James Moeser of Chapel Hill is UNC’s chancellor emeritus, professor of music and senior consultant for special initiatives at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. He was chancellor at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is a devoted public radio listener and served on WUNC’s Community Advisory Board.
Diana Eshelman of Fayetteville works at the U.S. Army’s Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation and is a family readiness leader. She was president of the community and spouses club in Schweinfurt, Germany, and an assistant teacher in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools System.