BOSTON (October 30, 2018) – Boston public media producer WGBH announced today that Ann Dexter will join the organization as Vice President of Human Resources. She succeeds Fran Sullivan who retired last month.
Dexter brings three decades of experience in both Human Resources leadership and employment law, serving at Harvard University, Bentley University and with legal firms in Boston and Needham.
“Ann’s experience as both an HR leader and an employment attorney give her a broad perspective on all aspects of workforce management and development, and we look forward to her strategic partnership, working with our talented staff in advancing our organizational goals,” said WGBH COO Claudia Palmer.
At WGBH, Dexter will lead the HR practices and strategy, with responsibility for workforce planning, performance management and development, talent acquisition, and partnership with the WGBH executive team to deliver services that support the organization.
In previous Human Resource leadership roles at Harvard and Bentley, Dexter successfully implemented processes and systems to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness, and advised senior executives across a number of business divisions on all aspects of HR. Prior to that, she was co-founder of the specialty law firm Hsu and Dexter, LLP in Needham, and served as an associate and partner in labor and employment law at Goodwin, LLP in Boston.
Dexter holds a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A. degree from Carleton College. She will join WGBH in early November.
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.