Barry Zorthian is a director of IREX and a "partner in the government and public affairs firm of Alcalde & Fay after retiring as Vice President of Time Inc. He has an extensive background in government, journalism and communications. He is a former senior officer in the US foreign service with service in a wide variety of assignments both in the United States and overseas. During his more than seven years in the foreign service, Mr. Zorthian was stationed in India and Vietnam, where he was chief US spokesman for four and a half years during the Vietnam War. After a number of years in print and broadcast journalism, he spent 13 years with Voice of America, the last five as program manager. Mr. Zorthian has served on the boards of numerous professional, civic, and charitable organizations, including the Board for International Broadcasting, which oversees Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. Mr. Zorthian is also a retired US Marine Corps Reserve Colonel with four years of active service during World War II." 
Member of the Public Diplomacy Council.
- "Barry Zorthian", IREX, Accessed October 2006.