NETA About Us - Board Members

Board of Directors

NETA is governed by a board of directors composed of the general manager or designee from each member licensee and an elected representative from each NETA Peer Learning Community (PLC) and one elected representative from the affiliate members. NETA's unique board structure gives each member's concerns an equal hearing. NETA's board represents over 80% of all public television stations.  

 

NETA FY 2023 Executive Committee

       

NETA FY 2023 Finance Committee

Board Chair • Courtney Pledger, Arkansas PBS, Conway, AR         Chair • Jaime Jimenez (Board Treasurer)
Vice-chair • Rich Homberg, Detroit Public Television, Detroit, MI         Rich Homberg (Board Vice-chair)
Secretary • Adrienne Fairwell, Arizona PBS, Phoenix, AZ         Mary Mazur, Vegas PBS, Las Vegas, NV
Treasurer • Jaime Jimenez, KLCS PBS, Los Angeles, CA         Marta Bechtol, PBS Wisconsin/Wisconsin ECB, Madison, WI
Past Chair • Amy Burkett, PBS Charlotte, Charlotte, NC         Greg Petrowich, WFYI, Indianapolis, IN
Member at large • Teya Ryan, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA          
Member at large • Adrian Velarde, KRWG Public Media, Las Cruces, NM          
 

 

NETA FY 2023 Board of Directors

Station
 
General Manager / CEO
 
 
City
State/Territory
KUAC TV 9   Gretchen Gordon   Fairbanks AK
Alaska Public Media   Ed Ulman   Anchorage AK
Alabama Public Television   Philip Hutcheson   Birmingham AL
Arkansas PBS   Courtney Pledger   Conway AR
Arizona PBS   Adrienne Fairwell   Phoenix AZ
Arizona Public Media   Jack Gibson   Tucson AZ
KLCS PBS   Jaime Jimenez   Los Angeles CA
Northern California Public Media   Darren LaShelle   Rohnert Park CA
PBS KVIE   David Lowe   Sacramento CA
Empire KVCR   Tony Papa   San Bernardino CA
Public Media Group of S. California (PBS SoCal/KCET)   Andrew Russell   Santa Ana CA
KPBS   Deanna Mackey   San Diego CA
Rocky Mountain PBS   Amanda Mountain   Denver CO
PBS12   Kristen Blessman   Denver CO
Connecticut Public Television   Mark Contreras   Hartford CT
WHUT   Sean Plater   Washington DC
WUCF   Jennifer Cook   Orlando FL
WEFS   Andrew Chalanick   Cocoa FL
WEDU PBS   Paul Grove   Tampa FL
WSRE   Jill Hubbs   Pensacola FL
WLRN   John LaBonia   Miami FL
WGCU Public Media   Corey Lewis   Ft. Myers FL
WFSU Public Media   David Mullins   Tallahasee FL
South Florida PBS   Dolores Sukhdeo   Miami FL
ATL PBA  (Public Broadcasting Atlanta)   Jennifer Dorian   Atlanta GA
GPB - Georgia Public Broadcasting Media   Teya Ryan   Atlanta GA
Iowa PBS   Molly Phillips   Johnston IA
Idaho Public Television   Jeff Tucker   Boise ID
WSIU   Fred Martino   Carbondale IL
WEIU   Jeff Owens   Charleston IL
WILL - Illinois Public Media   Moss Bresnahan   Urbana IL
WTVP   Lesley Matuszak   Peoria IL
WQPT   Dawn Schmitt   Moline IL
WTIU - Indiana Public Media   Brad Kimmel   Bloomington IN
PBS Michiana - WNIT   Greg Giczi   South Bend IN
Lakeshore Public Media   James Muhammad   Merrillville IN
Ball State PBS   Phil Hoffman   Muncie IN
WFYI Public Media   Greg Petrowich   Indianapolis IN
KTWU   Valerie VanDerSluis   Topka KS
WKU PBS   David Brinkley   Bowling Green KY
KET   Shae Hopkins   Lexington KY
WYES   Robin Cooper   New Orleans LA
Louisiana Public Broadcasting   C.C Copeland   Baton Rouge LA
WLAE   Ron Yager   New Orleans LA
WGBH (incl. WGBY)   Jon Abbott   Boston MA
Maryland Public Television   Larry Unger   Owings Mills MD
Maine Public   Rick Schneider   Lewiston ME
WGVU   Jim Rademaker   Grand Rapids MI
WKAR   Shawn Turner   East Lansing MI
WCMU Public Media   Debbie Hamlett   Mt. Plesant MI
Detroit Public Television   Rich Homberg   Wixom MI
KSMQ   Eric Olson   Austin MN
WDSE WRPT PBS   Patty Mester   Duluth MN
TPT - Twin Cities PBS   Sylvia Strobel   Saint Paul MN
Ozarks Public Television   Rachel Knight   Springfield MO
Kansas City PBS   Kliff Kuehl   Kansas City MO
Nine PBS   Amy Shaw   St. Louis MO
KMOS   Josh Tomlinson   Warrensburg MO
Mississippi Public Broadcasting   Royal Aills   Jackson MS
Montana PBS   Aaron Pruitt   Bozeman MT
PBS North Carolina   David Crabtree   Research Triangle Park NC
PBS Charlotte   Amy Burkett   Charlotte NC
Prairie Public Broadcasting   John Harris   Fargo ND
Nebraska Public Media   Mark Leonard   Lincoln NE
New Hampshire PBS   Peter Frid   Durham NH
New Mexico PBS   Franz Joachim   Albuquerque NM
PBS New Mexico KENW   Duane Ryan   Portales NM
KRWG Public Media   Adrian Velarde   Las Cruces NM
Vegas PBS   Mary Mazur   Las Vegas NV
WMHT   Robert Altman   Troy NY
WSKG   Greg Catlin   Vestal NY
Mountain Lake PBS   Bill McColgan   Plattsburgh NY
WPBS   Mark Prasuhn   Watertown NY
WNET New York Public Media (incl. WLIW & NJTV)   Neal Shapiro   New York NY
WXXI   Norm Silverstein   Rochester NY
Buffalo Toronto Public Media   Tom Calderone   Buffalo NY
WOSU Public Media   Ronnie Agnew   Columbus OH
WOUB Public Media   Mark Brewer   Athens OH
PBS Western Reserve   Trina Cutter   Kent OH
Public Media Connect (ThinkTV/CET Connect)   Kitty Lensman   Dayton OH
ideaStream Public Media   Kevin Martin   Cleveland OH
WBGU   Tina Simon   Bowling Green OH
RSU Public Television   Angela Coats   Claremore OK
OETA   Polly Anderson   Oklahoma City OK
Southern Oregon PBS   Phil Meyer   Medford OR
Oregon Public Broadcasting   Steve Bass   Portland OR
WQED   Mike Waruszewski   Pittsburgh PA
Lehigh Valley Public Media (PBS 39 WLVT)   Tim Fallon   Bethlehem PA
WITF   Ronald Hetrick   Harrisburg PA
WVIA Public Media   Carla McCabe   Pittston PA
WPSU   Isabel Reinert   University Park PA
Rhode Island PBS   David Piccerelli   Providence RI
South Carolina ETV   Anthony Padgett   Columbia SC
South Dakota Public Broadcasting   Julie Overgaard   Vermillion SD
WCTE Central TN - PBS   Avery Hutchins   Crookville TN
Nashville Public Television   Becky Magura   Nashville TN
WTCI   Bob Culkeen   Chattanooga TN
East Tennessee PBS   Vickie Lawson   Knoxville TN
WKNO   Charles McLarty   Cordova TN
West Tennessee PBS   Katrina Cobb   Martin TN
Austin PBS, KLRU   Luis Patino   Austin TX
Panhandle PBS   Kevin Ball   Amarillo TX
KEDT   Don Dunlap   Corpus Christi TX
KTTZ - Texas Tech University Public Media   Alisan Sweet   Lubbock TX
KERA   Nico Leone   Dallas TX
Houston Public Media   Lisa Shumate   Houston TX
KAMU   Douglas Walker   College Station TX
Basin PBS   Laura Wolf   Midland TX
UEN-Utah Education Network   Laura Hunter   Salt Lake City UT
PBS Utah   Maria O'Mara   Salt Lake City UT
Blue Ridge PBS   William Anderson   Roanoke VA
WETA   Jason Daisey   Arlington VA
WHRO Public Media   Bert Schmidt   Norfolk VA
VPM   Jayme Swain   Richmond VA
WTJX - Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System   Tanya-Marie Singh   Christiansted VI
Vermont Public   Scott Finn   Winooski VT
KBTC   DeAnne Hamilton   Tacoma WA
KSPS   Gary Stokes   Spokane WA
Northwest Public Broadcasting   Cara Williams Fry   Pullman WA
PBS Wisconsin / Wisconsin ECB   Marta Bechtol   Madison WI
Milwaukee PBS   Zachary Bohdan   Milwaukee WI
West Virginia Public Broadcasting   Butch Antolini   Charleston WV
WyomingPBS   Terry Dugas   Riverton WY
             
Community Engagement PLC Chair/KERA   Denita Malvern      
Content PLC Chair/WHRO   Heather Mazzoni      
Education PLC Chair/Montana PBS   Nikki Vrandenburg      
MarCom PLC Chair/Nebraska Public Media   Cameron Risher      

NETA Membership

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