Joyce Slocum

President & CEO
Texas Public Radio

Joyce Slocum joined Texas Public Radio as President & CEO in January 2014. Prior to joining TPR, she worked for National Public Radio, based in Washington, DC. Ms. Slocum held the positions of General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer from 2008 to 2011. In March 2011, she was appointed as NPR’s Interim President & CEO, a role she held for nine months. During 2012-2013, she served NPR as Chief Administrative Officer, with oversight of key areas of the organization, including human resources; legal; information, technology and broadcast operations; facilities and administration; and consumer products.

Before her tenure at NPR, Ms. Slocum was Executive Vice President, Global Legal & Business Affairs, and General Counsel for HIT Entertainment, a producer and distributor of high-quality children’s entertainment products. In addition to mergers and acquisitions work while at HIT, she championed the concept of a cable channel dedicated to quality pre-school children’s programming and served a pivotal role in the launch of the PBS Kids Sprout channel, now received in over 55 million homes.

Ms. Slocum earned her B.A. from Southern Illinois University and her J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of Eastern Region Public Media, Board of Trustees of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, the Advisory Board of the H-E-B School of Business & Administration of University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio Women’s Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of the USA Film Festival.