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InterMedia counts on the vision, leadership and experience of its leadership boards to steer it successfully into the future. Board members bring to the table decades of broadcasting and international expertise. Led by Owen Charlebois, members reflect a variety of disciplines and experiences working in government, media, industry and academia.

Board of Directors

Owen Charlebois – Chairman

Owen Charlebois is President of OAC Consulting LLC, a Washington DC based media and marketing research consultancy. Owen has three decades of experience in audience, opinion and media research. Prior to establishing his own firm, he served for almost five years as a Senior Manager for Google, working globally in cross media research and market insights. Before that he served for eight years as Divisional President of Arbitron, the broadcast audience research firm, where he was responsible for leading sales and marketing, research, operations, technology and R&D.

Previous career stops include serving as President and CEO of BBM Canada, the TV and radio audience measurement service, and earlier as President of Gallup Canada, and Principal at Coopers & Lybrand Consulting Group.

Among professional honors, he has been elected National President of the Canadian Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA), the professional organization of marketing and media researchers in Canada. He was nominated and elected a Fellow of the MRIA, the highest honor bestowed on a Canadian market researcher.

A graduate of Carleton University, Mr. Charlebois holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa.


David Ensor

David Ensor is a consultant to the Atlantic Council.  David’s background includes successes as an award-winning network television journalist, diplomat, businessman, and served as the 28th director of the Voice of America.

During his time at the VOA (2011 – 2015), Ensor oversaw a nearly 40% growth in the audience of the U.S. broadcaster, adding dozens of new television programs, websites, mobile apps and social media programs. He co-founded a daily Russian language TV show responding to Putin’s invasion of Crimea, developed a partnership with the BBC to fight Ebola in west Africa and defended VOA against political attempts to weaken its journalistic independence.  Ensor spent 16 months as an American diplomat in Kabul, Afghanistan 2010-11. Prior to that he worked several years for a Swiss energy trading firm, based in London and Geneva.

As CNN’s National Security Correspondent for eight years, ending in 2006, Ensor covered issues relating to terrorism, Russia, China, Iraq and the U.S. intelligence community.

During 18 years as a television correspondent for ABC News, he covered major international news from the collapse of Communism in Europe, to the wars in Bosnia and Chechnya, as well as the papacy of John Paul II.

From 1975-80, he was a reporter at National Public Radio (NPR). He was among the recipients of a Headliner award for CNN’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks. His documentary on the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 received an Emmy nomination, a National Headliner award, and the Knight’s Cross from the President of Poland. His articles have been published by Politico and Foreign Policy. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.


Dr. Barry Fulton

Dr. Barry Fulton is a senior management consultant at the U.S. Department of State. He is a senior fellow at the Salzburg Global Seminar, Board Chair of the Walter R.Roberts Endowment at GWU,  and a member of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of State Gets SMART (2009), Leveraging Technology in the Service of Diplomacy (2002), and project director and author of  the CSIS study, Reinventing Diplomacy in the Information Age (1998).

He is also the author of two novels:The Lady is Bugged and Flame: Hackers, Artists, Lovers, and Spies.

Fulton was named by President Clinton as Associate Director of the United States Information Agency in 1994. During a 30-year career as a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Information Agency, he served in Brussels, Rome, Tokyo, Karachi, and Islamabad. He retired in 1998 at the grade of Minister-Counselor. He established and directed the American Forces Radio and Television Service in Turkey as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

He has taught at George Washington University, the Foreign Service Institute, American University, the University of Illinois, the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Maryland, San Antonio College, and the Pakistani Information Academy.

Fulton holds a PhD. in Communications from the University of Illinois, an MA in Broadcasting and BS in Electrical engineering from Penn State.


 

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