CHICAGO – February 6, 2023 – Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, has announced the election of three new members of its Board of Trustees, each to three-year terms.
Connie Lindsey recently retired as Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Northern Trust. She is a public and motivational speaker on topics of diversity and inclusion, corporate responsibility, leadership, and personal and professional empowerment. In addition to WTTW and WFMT, her current boards include American Cancer Society; Chicago Community Trust; Leadership Greater Chicago; McCormick Theological Seminary; Obama Foundation Inclusion Council; United Church Funds and Chicago Urban League.
David Mabie is Co-Founder and Partner at Chicago Capital, a financial services and personal investment firm. He has been in the investment business since 1991 in positions with William Blair and Stein Roe & Farnham. In addition to WTTW and WFMT, his current boards include Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership at Lewis & Clark College; Chicago High School for the Arts Foundation; the Franklin Philanthropic Foundation; the Springboard Foundation; the University Club of Chicago; and the Investment Committee of the School for Little Children.
Rachel Saunders is the CEO of Apex Digital Assets, a digital investing platform sub-division of Apex Fintech Solutions and a PEAK6 portfolio company. Prior to the joining the operating side of the business, Rachel worked in the Investment and Corporate Development arm of the firm, PEAK6 Strategic Capital. After less than three years, she was promoted to Principal, where she worked for two years before transitioning to her CEO position at Apex Digital Assets. Rachel began her career as an Associate in the Corporate Group at global law firm Sidley Austin after receiving her J.D. at The University of Michigan Law School.
“We are pleased to welcome these accomplished leaders to our Board of Trustees,” said Sandra Cordova Micek, President and CEO of WTTW and WFMT. “Each of these new trustees will bring their diverse perspectives and considerable experience to help advance our purpose to enrich lives, engage audiences, and inspire exploration.”
“These influential people, and the impressive skills and experience they bring, will add great value to our Board,” said David C. Blowers, Chair of WWCI’s Board of Trustees. “We are glad they, along with the institutions they represent, will join us as we work toward achieving our vision for the organization.”
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 – WTTW, WTTW Prime, WTTW Create, WTTW World, WTTW PBS Kids 24/7, wttw.com, and the PBS/WTTW video app. Recognized for award-winning journalism and local productions – such as Chicago Tonight, Black and Latino Voices, Chicago Stories, Firsthand, Beyond Chicago from the Air, and Chicago by ‘L – WTTW presents the very best in public affairs, arts and culture, nature and science, history and documentary, and children’s public media content. WFMT is one of the world’s most respected classical music radio stations, accessible across broadcast and digital platforms on 98.7FM, wfmt.com, and the WFMT app. Recognized for trusted hosted programming, immersive live performances and concerts, WFMT spotlights inspiring music, musicians, and musical performances from Chicago and around the world.