Lessons Learned from Successful Business Women
McLane Middleton invites you to join us for an educational and networking event featuring successful women sharing their stories with other business owners and executives.
Our guest speaker, Betsy Gardella, President & CEO of New Hampshire Public Radio, will share her story from a student at Boston University to her career in the performing arts industry to her transition to public media.
900 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
This event is being offered as a free networking session.
As part of the "story" theme, for every person who attends, McLane Middleton will donate a book to the Concord Hospital, which has eight pediatric beds and a "Child Life Specialist" who brings books to children throughout the hospital.
We encourage everyone who attends to also bring a book to donate; specifically a book for children in the range of 5 to 10 years old.
President & CEO
New Hampshire Public Radio
Betsy is the President & CEO of New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR). Since assuming her position in the fall of 2005, NHPR has completed a successful $2.5 million Capital Campaign, constructed and moved to a new state-of-the-art broadcast facility; launched new programs and podcasts; and expanded its newsroom in both geographic reach and expertise. The NHPR listening audience has grown from 132,000 weekly listeners to more than 190,000 weekly listeners; monthly page views average nearly 450,000; monthly unique users average 200,000. In addition, NHPR produces several podcasts including Civics 101 and Outside/In. In both 2015 and 2017, the NHPR newsroom won the national Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence, one of the most prestigious awards in U.S. journalism.
Betsy is currently heading a Campaign for Innovation, a $5-million initiative to expand locally-produced news and programs including an enterprise journalism unit called State of Democracy; production of a weekly show and podcast called Outside/In about the natural world and how we use it; and a local journalism and engagement initiative called New Hampshire Commons.
Before coming to NHPR, Betsy was Executive VP and COO at New York Public Radio and a consultant to Minnesota Public Radio; Nashville Public Radio; WAMU in Washington, DC; Public Radio Exchange (PRX); and Station Resource Group. Prior to her career in public media, she worked in the performing arts for the New York Shakespeare Festival, National Dance Institute, Alliance of Resident Theaters/New York, Playwrights Horizons and the American Center in Paris.
Betsy currently serves on the PRX Board of Directors, the Station Resource Group Board of Directors, the NH Center for Nonprofits’ Nominating and Governance Committee, and the Stay Work Play Advisory Board. She is a graduate of Boston University; earned an M.A. from the University of Maryland; and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts and Letters from St. Anselm College.