Media Institute Appoints New Members

Four new members were appointed to positions within the Media Institute Tuesday.

The Media Institute ( named four new members of its board of trustees Tuesday at an annual meeting in Washington.

The members are Susan Eid, senior VP, government and regulatory affairs, for DirecTV; John Lawson, executive VP, policy and strategic initiatives, for Ion Media; Susan Mann, senior director of intellectual property policy for Microsoft; and Steve Vest, senior VP, global public policy, for Time Warner.

The board is chaired by Wiley Rein senior partner Dick Wiley, former chairman of the FCC.

The Institute is a First Amendment think tanked backed by major media companies.