Michael P. Meehan
Co-Chair of the BBG Communications and Outreach Committee
Chair of the BBG Strategy and Budget Committee
Chair of the Board of Radio Free Asia
Chair of the Board of Middle East Broadcasting Networks
Michael P. Meehan currently serves as Co-Founder and CEO of Venn² Communications. He also served as the first President of BGR Public Relations, LLC.
For over two decades, Michael P. Meehan served in senior roles for U.S. Senators John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, two presidential campaigns, two U.S. House offices and congressional campaigns in 25 states. Meehan earned a B.A. in political science from Bates College.
Michael P. Meehan serves as Co-Chair of the BBG Communications and Outreach Committee and Chair of the Board of Radio Free Asia.
Michael P. Meehan was appointed to the board on July 2, 2010 to a term expiring on August 13, 2010. By law, any member whose term has expired may serve until a successor has been appointed and qualified.
Victor H. Ashe
BBG Governance Committee
BBG Strategy and Budget Committee
Vice Chair of the Board of Radio Free Asia
Chair of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks' Audit Committee
Ambassador Ashe holds the distinction of being the longest serving mayor of Knoxville.
During his time in office, from 1988 to 2003, he was the President to the U.S. Conference of Mayors from 1994 to 1995 and received their Distinguished Service Award for Leadership in 2003.
Ashe served as the United States Ambassador to Poland from June 2004 to October 2009.
In 2004, he was a Fellow at Harvard University’s JFK Institute of Politics. From 1968 until 1974, Ashe served as a Tennessee State Representative.
In 1975, he was elected as State Senator and held office until 1984. Ashe served in 1967 as a staff assistant to US Sen. Howard Baker.
He was executive director of the Americans Outdoors Commission, 1985-1987 chaired by Sen. Lamar Alexander (then Governor).
Five U.S. Presidents, beginning with President Ronald Reagan, have named Ashe to different federal positions. He will be the first former Ambassador and local elected official to serve on the BBG.
Ashe currently sits on the Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the American Rivers Association, and is a former member of the AmeriCorps Board of Directors.
Ambassador Ashe earned a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1967 and graduated from the College of Law at the University of Tennessee in 1974.
Ashe is a member of the Governance Committee and the Strategy and Budget Committee and serves as Corporate Board Vice Chair of Radio Free Asia.
Ashe was appointed to the board on July 2, 2010 to a term expiring on August 13, 2010. By law, any member whose term has expired may serve until a successor has been appointed and qualified.
He is married to the former Joan Plumlee and they have two children—J. Victor and Martha.
Ashe resides at 3709 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 and welcomes comments and views on BBG issues. He can be reached by phone at 865 523-6573 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.