You Think You Know – The Secret to Success
Books are written about it. Speakers make lots of money giving seminars on it. Sometimes, the vocabulary used seems to suggest an athletic contest – “Step up!” “Take control!” “Lean in!” But the real secret to success may be something you’ve been taught since you were just a child. Slocum reminds you of that teaching, and gives tangible examples of how it has worked in her own life.
Joyce Slocum joined Texas Public Radio as President & CEO in January 2014. Since then, TPR has expanded its newsroom and upgraded its overall operations. Slocum was also instrumental in the development of the Texas Station Collaborative, a cooperative effort with public media organizations in Dallas, Austin and Houston, to expand and improve coverage of news and events from a Texas point of view.
Prior to joining TPR, Slocum worked for National Public Radio in Washington, DC. Slocum started her stint at NPR in June 2008 as General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, and as Secretary of the NPR Board of Directors and adviser to the NPR Foundation Board of Trustees.
In March 2011, Slocum was appointed Interim President & CEO of NPR. In that role, she strengthened NPR’s relationships with key stakeholders and expanded its commitment to investigative journalism, breaking news coverage, diversity, and digital media. Under her leadership, NPR achieved positive financial results despite the economic downturn.
Slocum then served NPR for two years as Chief Administrative Officer, leading key areas of the organization as well as the financing, construct and fit out NPR’s new $200 million headquarters building, delivering that project ahead of time and under budget.
Prior to joining NPR, Slocum was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for HIT Entertainment for almost 14 years. Slocum began her career in the private practice of law, and then served as a legal and business adviser during 10 years at 7-Eleven, Inc.
Slocum serves on the Board of Directors of National Public Radio, the Advisory Board of the
H-E-B School of Business and Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word, the Board of Trustees of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio and the Advisory Board of Youth Code Jam San Antonio.
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