Robert G. Ottenhoff

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"Robert Ottenhoff (USA) is the President and CEO of the Center For Disaster Philanthropy in Washington DC. Prior to joining CDP, Bob spent a decade as president and CEO of GuideStar, the nationally respected, comprehensive source of reports and services on more than 1.5 million US nonprofits. He has been a member of the Benefacts board since February 2015. Bob has more than 25 years of management experience in public broadcasting and high-tech companies, including nine years as COO of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)." [1]

Robert Ottenhoff "is President and CEO of GuideStar, the U.S. leader in providing comprehensive data on nonprofit organizations. Mr. Ottenhoff has 25 years of management experience in the public broadcasting and high technology sectors, including nine years as Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), which achieved unprecedented growth during his tenure. Prior to joining PBS, he was Executive Director and General Manager of the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority, and General Manager for WBGO-FM, a jazz-format public radio station in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Ottenhoff has been a member of the steering committee for Public Broadcasters International and President of the Board of Directors of the North American Broadcasters Association, and currently serves on various foundation boards. He joined the Board in 2001." [2]

"From 2000-2002, he started high tech companies for Linsang Partners and operated his own international management consulting practice. He has more than 25 years of experience in broadcast management and strategic leadership. From 1991 to 1999, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). While at PBS, Mr. Ottenhoff was Chairman of the Board of PBS Enterprises and President of NABA, an organization representing broadcasters and other telecommunication companies in the US, Canada and Mexico." [3]

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  1. Benefacts Board, organizational web page, accessed May 9, 2020.
  2. Directors, Vision TV, accessed April 19, 2009.
  3. Robert G. Ottenhoff, Grameen Foundation, accessed December 11, 2007.
  4. Board, LinkTV, accessed September 23, 2011.