Director since 2008. As ValleyPBS/KVPT President and CEO, Paula Castadio leads a medium-size station serving 2.5 million viewers in California’s Central Valley. Mrs. Castadio began her career with KVPT in 1994 as Development Director and was promoted to Station Manager in 2000. She became CEO in October 2003. Previously, she worked in Corporate Development for Valley Public Radio. She has dedicated 21 years to public broadcasting. Mrs. Castadio holds a BA Degree in Speech Communication from California State University, Fresno, and later completed her MBA. She is Treasurer of the California Public Television Association and the Immediate Past Chair for the Pacific Mountain Network. She has served nationally on the PBS Development Advisory Council, Communications Advisory Council, Premier Sponsorship Task Force and CPB Digital Distribution Fund Panel. Locally, she is on the Board of the Rotary Club of Fresno and holds leadership positions in the cultural arts sector. In 2006, she was named among the “Top Ten Business and Professional Women” of Fresno County. Under her leadership, KVPT has garnered twelve PBS Development Awards and multiple production awards. Mrs. Castadio dedicates herself to the mission of PBS and KVPT, and is responsive to the interests and needs of the community and public service media. She Chairs the PBS Diversity Task Force and serves on the Station Services Committee, Strategic Planning Advisory Group, and PBS Dues Review Task Force.