Amb. Richard Carlson is the vice chairman of FDD. Carlson directed Voice of America for the last six years of the Cold War, and was responsible for the U.S.- government funded Radio Marti, which broadcast to Cuba. Carlson served as president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for five years.
- Foundation for the Defense of Democracies - Vice Chairman
- Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
- Institute for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence - Board Member
- FDD, "AMB. RICHARD CARLSON", Foundation for Defense of Democracies, accessed on 20 November 2010