WAMU 88.5 : About

Carey Needham, Senior Director of Business Operations

Carey Needham began his career with WAMU 88.5 in September 2002. He supervises a staff of three business managers and the director of special events. Carey’s management duties include budget/financial oversight, human resources, payroll, facilities, studio rentals, CPB & FCC compliance, annual financial audit, and sub-carrier clients.

Prior to joining WAMU 88.5, Carey was a senior budget officer with the American University (AU) Budget Office for five years. While with the budget office, Carey worked closely with several AU academic and administrative units, including WAMU 88.5.

Carey moved to Washington, D.C., in 1990 to pursue a career with the Agency for International Development (USAID). Carey worked with USAID as a contractor for nearly seven years, managing participant training programs for developing world entrepreneurs. He facilitated training throughout the United States, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

Carey holds a B.A. in foreign service and international relations from Penn State University and an MBA from American University.

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