The KCRW Foundation of Santa Monica has welcomed three new board members.

Norris Bishton, Jr., Jay Borzi and Karyn L. Williams have joined a diverse group of community, cultural, entertainment and academic professionals who serve as members of the KCRW Foundation Board of Directors.

KCRW, licensed to Santa Monica College, is a publicly funded nonprofit media organization whose goal is to create and disseminate news and cultural programming that informs, inspires and stimulates.

Board members said that as the public radio station moves forward with plans to build its first-ever stand-alone building, the new appointed members bring knowledge of real estate, finance and development.

Bishton, Jr. is president and owner of the NOARUS Auto Group, described as the 85th largest auto group in the United States, which includes Toyota Place, Marina del Rey Toyota, Airport Marina Ford, Airport Marina Honda, OC Nissan Garden Grove and OC Nissan Irvine. He is also a partner in the Bishton Gubernick Law Firm.

A lifetime resident of Los Angeles, Borzi has been in the commercial real estate business for 22 years and served as senior director at Cushman & Wakefield for 13 years, and as a principal at Secured Capital for five years.

Williams is a managing director at Wilshire Associates Incorporated, a leading global investment consulting, investment technology and investment management firm, where she provides investment consulting services.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Jay, Karyn and Norris as new board members to the KCRW Foundation,” said Jennifer Ferro, KCRW’s general manager and president of the KCRW Foundation. “Their combined expertise, passion and philanthropic interest will help KCRW strengthen our position as a critical voice of news, culture and life in Southern California and beyond.”

The KCRW Foundation provides financial support and other resources to ensure that KCRW can maintain and expand its mission consistent with economic, social, and technological developments.

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