Brenda Williams-Butts is the Vice President of Recruitment, Diversity & Inclusion at New York Public Radio. New York Public Radio owns and operates WNYC AM and FM, WQXR, the four stations of New Jersey Public Radio, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org and www.thegreenespace.org. Its shows, stations and digital properties reach 16 million people each month.
Named New York Public Radio’s first-ever Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2015, Brenda Williams-Butts leads DEI efforts across the organization to design and implement strategies focused on building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture and driving meaningful business outcomes. As part of the executive team, Williams-Butts provides thought leadership on hiring, retention, and employee engagement policies and processes. Her team is also responsible for broadening the guest pool to reflect the communities the WNYC and WQXR serve. Prior, Williams-Butts led NYPR’s Community Engagement efforts. In that role, she spearheaded WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event in 2006; the event is now produced in partnership with the Apollo Theater.