Johnson, Tsao join board of NJ PBS

Natalya Johnson, senior counsel at Johnson & Johnson, and Andy Tsao, chief product and analytics officer at Audible, have been named to board of trustees of Public Media NJ, the operator of NJ PBS.

Chairman Scott Kobler welcomed them to the board.

“We are honored to have Natalya and Andy join our board,” he said. “Their professional expertise and connectivity in the state will be instrumental in the future growth of NJ PBS.”

Johnson is a skilled corporate counsel with expertise in employment strategies, litigation and impactful community leadership. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, she represented private- and public-sector clients in federal and state court litigation and trial matters.

She started her career as an attorney fellow with Volunteer Lawyers for Justice. She serves as President of the Garden State Bar Foundation Inc. and is the immediate past president of the Garden State Bar Association. Under her leadership, the GSBA established its first endowed scholarship fund benefiting underrepresented law students and created the Wellness and Mental Health Committee addressing the mental health needs of legal professionals in New Jersey.

Tsao is a data-driven leader with a track record of successfully delivering innovative and impactful technology solutions that delight customers.

He joined Audible in 2018 and leads the teams that plan, build and measure product experiences and craft Audible’s technical strategy — including product management, UX/design, data science, analytics, research and economics. The product and UX teams define user experience across mobile apps, web, voice, car and visual surfaces — ensuring customers can easily discover and listen to stories they love anywhere they want, and that creators can share their stories with the broadest audience.

As one of the innovation engines of the company, Tsao’s team imagines and invents new features and capabilities, ranging from use-case specific features to new applications leveraging next-generation technologies like immersive audio and artificial intelligence. The insights, science and economics teams power data-driven strategy and decision-making across Audible, both by measuring how well customer needs are met and by creating cutting-edge models and tools to enhance customers’ experiences.

Johnson and Tsao join the current roster of PMNJ board members, led by Kobler, a partner with McCarter & English, and Vice Chair Liz Thomas, CEO of Thomas/Boyd Communications.