Janet L. Robinson

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Janet L. Robinson is a Trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York (having joined the Corporation's board in December 2004).

"Janet L. Robinson is president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company (NYTCO) and has primary responsibility for overseeing and coordinating the Company's operations and business units and for working closely with the chairman to chart the future direction of the Company.

"Since joining NYTCO in 1983, Robinson has held a number of key positions. Before being named to her current position, she served as chief operating officer and executive vice president, overseeing the operations of the Company's Broadcast group and New York Times Digital as well as the operations of its newspaper properties. She previously held the position of president and general manager of The New York Times newspaper. Earlier, Robinson held a variety of senior advertising positions for the newspaper, The New York Times Company Women's Magazine Group and the Company's Sports Magazine Group.

"In 2004, Robinson was elected to the position of chair of The Advertising Council, where she has served on the board since 1997. During this time, she was actively involved in the Ad Council's Executive and Corporate Development Chair committees, greatly enhancing the support of newspaper organizations nationwide on behalf of the Ad Council.

"Robinson also secured the services of McKinsey and Company to work with the Ad Council pro bono to develop a comprehensive three-year strategic plan for the organization.

"Robinson received a B.A. degree cum laude from Salve Regina College in Newport, Rhode Island. She received an honorary doctorate of business administration from Salve Regina University in 1998." [1]

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  1. Directors, New York Times Company Foundation, accessed November 24, 2008.