Board of Directors

Ronnie Agnew (2018)*
Executive Director
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Jackson, Mississippi
Tom Axtell (Vice Chair, 2016)**
General Manager
Vegas PBS
Las Vegas, Nevada

Donald A. Baer (Chair, 2017)**
Worldwide Chair and Chief Executive Officer, 
Burson-Marsteller;Chairman, Penn, Schoen & 
Berland Associates
Washington, DC

Afsaneh Beschloss (2018)**
CEO
The Rock Creek Group
Washington, D.C.
Don Boswell (2017)**
President & CEO, WNED
Buffalo, New York
Molly Corbett Broad (Vice Chair, 2017)*
President
American Council on Education
Ernest Bromley (2016)**
Former Chairman & CEO 
Bromley Communications
San Antonio, Texas
Maxine Clark (2018)*
CEO, The Clark-Fox family Foundation
Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop
St. Louis, Missouri

Erroll B. Davis Jr. (2016)*
Retired Superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools
Atlanta, Georgia

Rich Homberg (2016)*
President & CEO
Detroit Public Television
Wixon, Michigan
Shae Hopkins (2016)*
Executive Director & CEO
Kentucky Educational Television
Lexington, Kentucky
Bill Imada (2018)*
Chairman and CCO
IW Group
West Hollywood, California
Larry Irving (2017)**
President and CEO
The Irving Group
Washington, DC
Tom Karlo (2018)**
General Manager
KPBS
San Diego, California
Paula Kerger
President
Public Broadcasting Service
Arlington, Virginia
Kliff Kuehl (2018)*
President  & CEO
KCPT
Kansas City, Missouri
Allan Landon (2017)**
Assistant Dean, Eccles School Of Business
University of Utah
Park City, Utah
Becky Magura (2017)*
President & CEO
WCTE
Cookeville, Tennessee
Linda O’Bryon (2018)**
President & CEO
South Carolina Educational Television
Columbia, South Carolina
Tom Rieland (2018)***
General Manager
WOSU Public Media
Columbus, Ohio
Ramon Rodriguez (2016)*
Former Managing Partner & CEO
Madsen Sapp Mena Rodriguez & Co.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Robert Sachs (2018)*
Principal, Continental Consulting Group, LLC,
and former President & CEO of NCTA
Boston, Massachusetts
Neal Shapiro (2017)*
President & CEO
WNET
New York, New York
Lisa Shumate (2017)*
Executive Dir. & General Manager
Houston Public Media
Houston, Texas
Brian Sickora (2018)**
President & CEO
WSKG
Binghamton, NY
Evan Smith (2018)**
CEO & Editor-in Chief
The Texas Tribune
Austin, TX
JoAnn Urofsky (2016)**
General Manager 
WUSF
Tampa, Florida
 


The Directors are responsible for governing and setting policy for PBS. In total, the Board comprises 27 members: 14 Professional Directors (station managers); 12 General Directors (outside directors); and the PBS President. All PBS Board members serve three-year terms, without pay.

Term expires at the October Organizational meeting of the Board in the year shown in parenthesis.
*=First Term
**=Second Term
***= Filled Vacancy mid-term; eligible for two full subsequent terms.