Northeast Indiana Public Radio in Fort Wayne has hired longtime anchor Terra Brantley as president and general manager. Brantley will take over for Peter Dominowski, who is set to retire at the end of the year after almost a decade with the organization.
Brantley was previously chief executive officer of the Fort Wayne Urban League. The station says she will begin her role on January 31.
“After conducting a national search with a competitive candidate pool, the NIPR Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce Terra as the organization’s next leader,” said Lynne Gilmore, chair of NIPR’s Board of Trustees. “Terra has the media expertise, leadership skills and vision to take WBOI successfully into the future. Terra is highly-respected in the community and well-positioned to cultivate and build strong relationships to grow support for public radio.”
The station says Brantley will work with the board of trustees to “jump start” the station’s capital campaign.
“I’ve been presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as this public radio position is a perfect marriage of nonprofit and broadcasting, which are two of my passions,” said Brantley. “I’m thrilled to join the WBOI team.”
NIPR Development Director David Hunter is serving as interim general manager until the end of January.