The KLCC Public Radio Foundation exists to build support for KLCC and maintain KLCC as a strong and valuable resource for our community. Board members support the Mission of KLCC: To engage the mind, enrich the spirit, and deepen understanding of our community and our world.
Contact the KLCC Public Radio Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-463-6005
MEET THE BOARD:
Jen Bell is a partner in bell+funk, a Eugene-based marketing firm where she leads strategy, account service, and media for clients including EWEB, Lane Transit District, KLCC and Lane Arts Council.
Jen is a graduate of the UO School of Journalism and Communication and spent a decade in the San Francisco advertising industry. After returning to Eugene, she worked for the Journalism School and the Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium.
She is a KLCC listener and a heavy listener of public radio podcasts, logging 2,882 podcasts on Stitcher.
Connie Bennett is Director of the Eugene Public Library, and reviews books for KLCC.
Michael Dunne, Board Secretary, is the public information officer for Pacific Continental Bank. In this role, he is responsible for public and media relations nationally and in the local markets of Seattle, Portland and Eugene. Prior to joining Pacific Continental Bank, Dunne was public relations director and spokesperson for national telecommunications companies’ CenturyLink and Cox Communications.
Dunne also served as media relations manager for The MWW Group, a full-service public relations agency in Seattle. Dunne is on the board of directors for the Eugene Education Foundation, the board of directors for the Greater Oregon Public Relations Society of America, and the public affairs committee for the Oregon Bankers Association.
Gerry Gaydos, Board Treasurer, is a shareholder in the Eugene law firm Gaydos, Churnside & Balthrop, P.C. He is a past president of the Oregon State Bar and was awarded Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce’s First Citizen Award in 2012.
Gerry was a past president of the United Way Board of Directors and currently serves as chair of its advisory council and on its governance committee. He also is past chair of the Oregon Lawyer’s Campaign for Equal Justice.
Tim Gleason is a Professor of Journalism at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), where he joined the faculty in 1987, and was dean from 1997 to 2013. He is also the UO Faculty Athletic Representative designee. From October 2014 until June 2014 he was a Special Assistant to the Provost.
Gleason was the recipient of the 2012 AEJMC/Scripps Howard Foundation Journalism Administrator of the Year Award. He was the first recipient of the SOJC Jonathan Marshall Award for Innovative Teaching. He published two books and numerous journal articles and op-ed columns.
Gleason holds the Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Washington. In an earlier career, he was a photojournalist and reporter in New York State.
Matt Keating, Ex Officio, is a political consultant. He also serves on the Board of Lane Community College.
Brian Kelly, Ex Officio, is the Vice President of College Services at Lane Community College. Brian leads a range of diverse departments that make up College Services, including the Budget Office and College Finance, Facilities Management & Planning, Public Safety, the Titan Store, KLCC, the Health Clinic, Specialized Support Services, Custodial Services, and Printing & Graphics.
Brian is the lead administrator for the Strategic Direction of Sustainability and manages the day-to-day operations of the newly formed Institute of Sustainable Practices that includes the Campus Learning Garden, Sustainability Team, and the Sustainability Coordinator, Energy Management and Water Conservation instructional programs. Brian was part of a team that authored Lane Community College’s Climate Action Plan.
He has served as part of the technical advisory committee for the City of Eugene’s Sustainable Business Initiative and was active in Lane County Food Distribution plan as part of the Oregon Solutions initiative. He is currently serving on Governor Kate Brown’s Campus Safety Work Group.
Brian was selected into the inaugural class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a rigorous, ten-month executive leadership program for aspiring community college presidents led by the Aspen Institute and Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative.
Michael Lainoff began public service in 1972 as a wildland firefighter on the Umatilla National Forest. His career over the next forty-three years included service as the Oregon Coast Community College’s Small Business Development Center Director, Coconino Community College’s Dean of Workforce Development & Extended Learning, Northern Arizona University’s Founding Director of the Arizona Rural Policy Institute and Lane Community College’s State Director of the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network.
Michael holds a BA in English from the University of Missouri, and an MS in Instructional Technology from the University of Oregon. In retirement he serves on two nonprofit boards, occasionally apprehends miscreant salmonids and helps his wife Marna maintain their productive garden. He is an avid backcountry hiker, and spends a week each year on the more obscure trails in the Grand Canyon.
Morgan Munro, Board President, grew up listening to KLCC and has been an NPR member with KLCC, KOPB, WCPN and WBEZ. Listening to KLCC inspired Morgan to join her college radio station as both a DJ and a Newscaster. She and her family are proud to be sustaining members of KLCC.
Morgan is a business consultant and corporate trainer. She works for LCC in their Customized Training Dept. and also the Lane Small Business Development Center. Morgan earned her BA at Wellesley College and her MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
John Stark, Ex Officio, has been KLCC General Manager since 2013. He previously managed KNAU in Flagstaff for 19 years, which he built into the 13 transmitter Arizona Public Radio network. John previously worked as program director at KNPR Las Vegas, associate producer of NPR's Morning Edition in Washington, and news director of Radio Bilingue in Fresno and KCFR Denver.
John was elected to and served two terms on the NPR board of directors. In 2000, he was named Public Radio General Manager of the Year. He chaired the board of the Grand Canyon Association, the non-profit partner of Grand Canyon National Park. He has a B.A. in History from University of Colorado-Boulder.
Kathie Wiper, Board Vice-President, is a retired teacher from Sheldon High School where she taught Public Speaking and Radio and Television Production. She was one of the teachers who established Sheldon KRVM. This was a program that provided high school students an opportunity to be on the air in regular day time programming, interning, and in sports play by play.
Kathie, along with her late husband, Tom Wiper, was on the capital campaign committee that raised funds to build the current KLCC studios. She is active in the community where she participates in several non profit organizations.