Schultz resigns to head Museum of Broadcast Communications


CHICAGO (July 26, 2019) — Public Narrative’s Board of Directors announced today it has accepted the resignation of Susy Schultz, who will leave her position as president effective Aug. 16 to head the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

“We are very grateful to Susy for her six years of heading Public Narrative. It has been renamed, refocused and reshaped into an organization with a strong future,” said Carol Summerfield, board chair. “We are sorry to see Susy leave but we are also very happy and confident that we are in good hands with Jhmira’s leadership. She will do a wonderful job in taking Public Nature into the future.”

Public Narrative, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing democracy by teaching storytelling. Training neighborhood nonprofits and journalists, the staff teaches news literacy, engagement, storytelling and communications to adults, high school and junior high students. Its goals are to elevate voices too often not heard, engage the news media with communities to make their stories more relevant and change the public narrative around racism, sexism and xenophobia.

“Without question, Susy leading the Museum of Broadcast Communications is a big deal,” said Alexander, who has been co-president with Schultz for the last eight months. “I have enjoyed my partnership with Susy. So, I know we will find ways to collaborate with the museum. I can see tremendous educational opportunities for young media producers and users at the museum that will have great impact. ”


For Robert Feder’s column mentioning the change, click here.

For the full news release, click here.