Friends of WLRN Appoints Dwight L. Hill as Chairman of the Board


Dwight L. Hill

Friends of WLRN is pleased to announce the appointment of Dwight L. Hill as Chairman of the Board, effective December 2016. He will serve a four year term. Established in 1974, Friends of WLRN cultivates individual, foundational and corporate funding for 91.3 WLRN, South Florida’s NPR news station, and PBS Channel 17.

“It is an honor to lead the Board of Friends of WLRN. WLRN Public Radio and Television for South Florida is a very important source of news and information locally and across the country, and has been for decades,” said Dwight Hill, President of Sabadell United Bank. “The role of an independent news organization like WLRN is critical at present, and my mission is to see that WLRN delivers on its promise today and into the future.”

With over 35 years of financial advisory experience, Mr. Hill is currently President of Sabadell United Bank. Hill is active in the Greater Miami community and serves on multiple boards. He is a past chair of the development committee at Carrfour Supportive Housing and the board of directors at the American Red Cross of Miami.

“The board and staff of Friends of WLRN are extremely excited to welcome Dwight as our Board Chair," said Executive Director, Michael Jalali. "Dwight is an exceptional community leader and partnership builder, who brings vast knowledge of our region’s landscape and a commitment to excellence in serving local, national and international communities. His influence will help guide the Vision of WLRN Public Radio and Television as we strive to be the most trusted, valued, and supported public media organization in South Florida.”


WLRN Public Media is committed to being the most trusted source of information and entertainment in South Florida's diverse community. Licensed to the school board of Miami-Dade County, WLRN is best known for its award winning public radio and television programs, but its services go well beyond the airwaves. It's a complex media enterprise consisting of radio and television stations, and educational channels offering you a variety of high quality programming and advanced learning services making WLRN a valuable public media source.


Sabadell United Bank, N.A. is a locally managed, nationally chartered banking institution that serves over 40,000 clients through its branch network in Florida. Professionals, businesses, and high-net-worth individuals look to Sabadell as their trusted financial advisor. Sabadell United Bank consistently ranks as a well-capitalized bank in the state and is rated 5 stars by Bauer Financial for its financial stability. Sabadell’s Florida operations include Sabadell United Bank, its wealth management division, Sabadell Bank & Trust, and Banco Sabadell – Miami Branch, an international branch of its parent company, Banco Sabadell. Sabadell currently manages more than $17 billion of business volume in Florida. Since 2007, Sabadell has grown its presence in Florida more than twelvefold in terms of business volume.

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