Welcoming Bryan Bacon and Joanne Po to the Governing Board

By | July 27, 2022

The Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is delighted to announce its newest members, Bryan Bacon and Joanne Po, who will begin their terms at the Bulletin’s September 16, 2022 Governing Board meeting.

Bacon is a senior vice president and senior portfolio manager at Northern Trust, where he advises high net worth families. He is a past board member of Beyond OCD and a current board member of Synapse House. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Wheaton College and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Po is a media innovator and leader with over 25 years of television and digital video journalism experience. She is the head of multimedia content and executive producer at CoinDesk, the most trusted and influential media and events platform covering the global emergence of the blockchain, crypto and Web3 economy. Previously, Po was the managing director at Fox News Digital and was The Wall Street Journal’s executive producer & deputy head of video. Earlier in her journalism career, Po was a producer at CNBC and was part of the team that launched the Fox Business Network. She is a New York native and a graduate of Boston College with a dual degree in Political Science and Communications.

“Bryan’s financial acumen will help the Bulletin leverage opportunities that will grow all aspects of the organization,” said Dave Kuhlman, chair of the Governing Board. “It’s been a pleasure working with him on the Finance Committee and I’m excited to welcome him to the Board.”

“Joanne’s understanding of the multimedia landscape from her time at The Wall Street Journal and now CoinDesk will prove invaluable to helping the Bulletin advance its mission and find new audiences wherever they may be,” said Bulletin president and CEO Rachel Bronson.

The Bulletin’s Governing Board is composed of recognized leaders in their respective fields. Its responsibilities include setting the strategic direction of the organization; ensuring the organization operates in a legal, ethical, and professional manner; participating in Doomsday Clock discussions; representing the organization at public events; and assisting in raising funds for the Bulletin’s continued operation and fiscal stability. The Board meets quarterly, and its subcommittees meet more regularly.


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