Susan Swain, co-CEO of multiplatform public affairs content distributor C-Span, is bringing her national media experience and corporate governance expertise to bear as the newest member of Discovery Communications’ board of directors. She will take the position in December.
At C-Span, Swain manages content strategy and programming affairs for the public affairs network’s three TV channels, radio station and websites, as well as marketing and education outreach efforts. She joined C-Span in 1982, assuming her role as co-CEO in 2012 after having served as president and co-chief operating officer since 2006.
Swain is also an officer of National Cable Satellite Coporation, a trustee of the C-Span Education Foundation, and a board member of the National Press Foundation. She also served as a director of The Talbots Inc. from 2001 and chairperson of its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee until the corporation ceased to be a public company in 2012.
In a statement, Robert Minon, chair of Discovery’s board of directors said Swain’s skill and expertise will ad tremendous value to Disovery’s board as it “looks to move the company forward in this time of enormous change and opportunity across the industry.”
“Discovery Communications has a stellar reputation as a well-run, forward-thinking media company,” added Swain. “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working closely with senior leadership and the company’s long-standing dedicated board to help shape the company’s future.”