Sharon Percy Rockefeller joined the Rockefeller Foundation board of trustees in 2017.
Mrs. Rockefeller has served the public broadcasting community for more than 30 years as a leader and policymaker. She has been president and CEO of WETA, Washington, D.C.’s flagship public television and radio stations since 1989. She continues to guide WETA to outstanding accomplishments in broadcasting and production. Before assuming the top post at WETA, she was a member of the WETA Board of Trustees for seven years and a member of the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for 12 years, including four years as chairman.
A graduate of Stanford University, Rockefeller is active in a number of areas including education, fine arts, government, and women’s issues. She serves on the boards of the National Gallery of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and Sibley Memorial Hospital and The Rockefeller Foundation. She serves as an Emeritus Trustee of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Board. She is president of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, chairman of the board of trustees of the National Gallery of Art and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a trustee of the Federal City Council and a member and former chairman of the Stanford-in-Washington Council.
Rockefeller is a former member of the board of directors of PepsiCo, Inc. and served as chairwoman of the Virginia Association of Public Television Stations. She was formerly a member of the board of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Stanford University, the University of Chicago, Sotheby’s, the Smithsonian Associates, the National Cathedral School, The George Washington University, the Smithsonian American Art Commission, The Phillips Collection and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Mrs. Rockefeller has been a member and a supporter of Washington National Cathedral for many years. She is married to former West Virginia Senator John D. “Jay” Rockefeller IV. They have four children and eight grandchildren. Their children are graduates of Beauvoir, the National Cathedral School and St. Albans School.