All nine member of the BBG sit on Radio Free Asia’s corporate board. Michael Meehan serves as Chair and the Vice-Chair is Victor Ashe.
Gao Qinsheng is the mother of jailed Chinese journalist Shi Tao, whose conviction for "revealing state secrets" was obtained by the national security police after Yahoo! turned over details of Shi's private e-mail account.
Libby Liu was named president of RFA in September 2005 by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), following the retirement of RFA’s founding president Richard Richter.
Each of our nine news services has a director who is responsible for its editorial operations.
Dan Southerland was appointed vice president and executive editor in 1996, with primary responsibility for all editorial operations. He has oversight of nine broadcast services as well as the award-winning Web site.