Window To The World Communications, Inc. Announces Six New Trustees in Fiscal 2020


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Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, has announced six new members of its Board of Trustees, appointed in fiscal 2020:

Erin Clifford is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Clifford Law Offices. She provides overall management of strategic business development, such as planning, coordinating, and implementation of marketing and business plans. In addition to her development work at Clifford Law Offices, Erin is the Founder of Erin Clifford Wellness and Rockstar Doggy Momma. Current board service includes Lawyers Lend a Hand, Friends of Prentice Board, and Chicago High School for the Arts.

Hiranda Donoghue is Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Global Businesses, Global Science & Technology, Global Pharma at Baxter International, Inc. Prior to Baxter, Hiranda was Vice President, Corporate and M&A Legal at Walgreens. Hiranda moved into the healthcare industry after practicing corporate law at firms in New York and Chicago.

Elizabeth “Elle” Duncan is Vice President of Google Global Go-to-Market Operations, Sales and Services Enablement at Google. Over the past 13 years, she has filled various positions from media sales, video go-to-market strategy to her current position. Prior to Google, with degrees in marketing and electrical engineering, Elle worked for Beta Technology, Inc. as well as Texas Instruments.

Gail Elden is a clinical psychiatric social worker with over 30 years of experience in private practice. She is also a civic leader, philanthropically involved with several local non-profit organizations and charities. Current board service includes The Brain Research Foundation, the Keystone Board at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and the University of Chicago Women’s Board.

Jennifer Sherman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Signal Corporation, a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of specialty vehicles and audible and visual warning devices that serve municipal, governmental, industrial, and commercial customers. Current board service includes the Franklin Electric Company, Inc., the Field Museum, and the Center for Disability and Elder Law.

Christopher Valenti is Founder and President of Valenti Interests, a privately held investment and real estate development firm. Prior to launching Valenti Interests, LLC in 2005, Chris worked at Valenti Builders for over 20 years, the family construction business founded by his father in 1938. In addition to WTTW/WFMT, his other current board service includes the Chicago Public Library System and Big Shoulders Fund.

“WTTW and WFMT are pleased to welcome these accomplished individuals to our Board of Trustees,” said Sandra Cordova Micek, President and CEO of WWCI. “Our purpose is to enrich lives, engage audiences, and inspire exploration. These new Trustees believe in what we do and they will be outstanding representatives and supporters of our work as we bring trusted, compelling, entertaining content to our viewers and listeners in Chicago and beyond.”

“These dynamic people, and the considerable skills and experience they bring, will add tremendous value to our Board,” said David C. Blowers, Chair of WWCI’s Board of Trustees. “We are glad to have them, along with the institutions they represent, with us as we move forward toward achieving our vision for the organization.”

About WWCI
Window To The World Communications, Inc. is the parent organization of WTTW and WFMT. WTTW is the PBS member station in Chicago, committed to creating and presenting unique media content across distinct television and digital channels. Recognized for award-winning journalism and documentary productions – including Chicago Tonight, Black Voices, Latino Voices, Chicago by ‘L’, Chicago from the Air; digital-first series FIRSTHAND and Foodphiles; and national productions Prehistoric Road Trip and Nature Cat – WTTW produces the very best in public affairs, arts and culture, nature and science, history, documentary and children’s public media content. WFMT is one of the country’s most respected classical music radio services, showcasing the finest music programming and live performance, including Live from WFMT and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Series, across broadcast and digital platforms on 98.7FM,, and the WFMT app.