Brian J. Reddington Executive Director

Brian Reddington became Executive Director of the PBS Foundation in 2010. He is responsible for raising money for PBS from individual donors, foundations, corporations, and other sources. He is also responsible for developing and implementing a long-term vision to strengthen funding for PBS and its member stations, with a special focus on creating individual-giving programs.

From 2006 until 2010, Reddington served as director of institutional advancement at the Smithsonian Institution, where he directed all external functions in the Central Office of Development, including Friends of the Smithsonian, corporate relations, donor relations, foundation relations, leadership gifts, major gifts and planned giving. During his tenure, he initiated and oversaw the creation of solicitation plans for the Institution’s leading donors, served as a key member of the team that achieved the Smithsonian’s second-highest annual fundraising results of $166 million, and led the first overhaul of the Smithsonian’s 45-year-old membership program. He also managed the creation of the first development plan for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and was a critical part of the staff planning committee for the Smithsonian’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Before joining the Smithsonian, Reddington served from 2001 to 2006 as the director of development for Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and held senior-level development positions with Lenox Hill Hospital, Carnegie Hall, and Pace University. Prior to that, he worked for Mellon Bank and Transamerica.

Reddington resides in the District of Columbia.

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