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Retired pubmedia exec: Public TV Major Market Group, National Public Radio & R-TV stations


Occasional consulting for public media. Retired Executive Director and President, Public Television Major Market Group, 7/31/15. Retired 12/31/10 as an executive at NPR, serving 10 mo. as Interim CEO and most recently as SVP System Resources & Technology. Retired 3/7/08 as Assoc. VP & General Manager of Educational & Public Media at Washington State University (from 11/78). Served on numerous public broadcasting boards, task forces and committees (APT, NPR, NPM, APTS, IMA, PBS, SRG, and more).

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Professional: Public media sustainability, multi-platform strategy, spectrum strategy and incentive auction. Personal: Genealogy (see and, photography (currently shooting with Canon EOS 6D, Fujifilm X100S, Fujifilm X-T1, Leica D-Lux 4, Sony NEX-7), and amateur radio (N7DH 1976-present, WAƘKKR 1965-1976).