Board Service: 2010 – Present

Melinda Newman, former West Coast bureau chief for Billboard Magazine, covers music and entertainment for Rolling Stone, Forbes, Billboard, Vulture, Entrepreneur, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Associated Press and other outlets. Recent interviews include the Foo Fighters, Garth Brooks, Maroon 5, Jonathan Demme and T Bone Burnett. Melinda has been a supporter of Liberty Hill for several years and has served as a member of the Upton Sinclair Dinner Committee and as chairman of the annual online auction.