TWR Announces New President
February 16, 2009
International Christian broadcaster TWR officially announced today the selection of Lauren Libby as its new president and CEO. The unanimous decision by TWR’s Board of Directors to elect Mr. Libby came after an exhaustive six-month search process. He succeeds David G. Tucker, who stepped down from his position earlier this year.
Libby, who currently serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer with The Navigators in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be commissioned by TWR on December 1. He will become the Mission’s fourth president.
“I am pleased and excited about the appointment of Lauren Libby as the president of TWR,” said Thomas J. Lowell, TWR’s chairman of the Board of Directors. “In my conversations with Lauren, I sense that he is a man with a passion for serving the Lord and that he has a strong interest in the people who serve in this ministry as well as those who support TWR. He brings to our organization significant knowledge of radio, experience in leadership of a mission organization and a strong desire to lead TWR into the future.”
Libby’s 30-plus years of experience primarily come from an extensive career with The Navigators. Most recently, he has served as a member of the U.S. Navigator National Executive Team—a six-member group responsible for corporate ministry decisions, the organization’s 1,500 field staff and finances for the U.S. Navigator corporation.
A member of the Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and Northwestern College, Libby is also president and CEO of New Horizons Foundation –a public charity designed to help donors accomplish their giving objectives in education, research, humanitarian aid, religion and health-related areas. Additionally, he cofounded Educational Communications of Colorado Springs, which comprises 15 radio stations and 28 translators. Libby also served previously on the board of the Christian Stewardship Association.
A farmer’s son from northern Kansas, Libby holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University. He and his wife, June, have one adult son.
When asked about his future with TWR, Libby remarked: “I’m looking forward to an exciting future with the Board of Directors, staff and donors of TWR. From a Christian media standpoint, TWR is positioned to touch most of the world with the good news of Jesus. That’s TWR’s calling: To go to the whole world with the gospel for the whole person.”