Director since 2009. Jack Galmiche became the President and CEO of KETC, St. Louis in November 2006. KETC is among the most watched public television stations in the PBS system with one of the most highly rated audiences for full-day viewing. Mr. Galmiche has focused the station’s efforts around new forms of community engagement and expanded the reach of the station’s content through new forms of digital distribution. KETC’s community engagement now includes over 70 public television and radio stations through the Facing the Mortgage Crisis initiative. A new 5000 square foot digital media center has been constructed at KETC. Known as the Nine Network of Public Media, the facility includes a daily online news service in cooperation with former award-winning journalists from the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Prior to joining KETC, Mr. Galmiche was the executive vice president and COO of Oregon Public Broadcasting. He joined OPB in 1997 to lead the statewide network’s efforts in the emerging capabilities of digital television. Under Mr. Galmiche’s leadership, OPB’s National Television Production unit posted substantial gains – increasing national productions for pubic television from 30 hours to more than 200 hours, including the current PBS series History Detectives. Mr. Galmiche has served on several public broadcasting boards and committees. He is a current member and treasurer of the board of American Public Television and immediate past member and treasurer of the board of the Integrated Media Association. He is the past board chair of the Northwest Public Affairs Network, a former member of the NAB Data Broadcasting Committee, and a contributing member of several DTV standards organizations, including the ATSC Committee on Interactive Services. He also served as a director of the International Electronic Cinema Festival. Mr. Galmiche holds a B.S. in Finance and Business Management from St. Louis University. He vice-chairs the PBS Interconnection Committee and serves on the Finance, Audit and Station Services Committees.