CHAIR: ROB DUNLOP
KCTS 9, Seattle, WA
Rob Dunlop serves as President and CEO of Cascade Public Media, serving communities throughout western and central Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. Since joining Cascade in September 2013, Dunlop has been focused on redefining the organization's mission, strategy, resources, and community impact. Prior to joining CPM, Dunlop served in a variety of roles for more than 22 years with Fisher Communications Inc. in Seattle, a multi-platform media company operating television, radio, and digital media properties throughout the Western United States. Prior to its sale, Dunlop was Executive Vice President of Fisher and responsible for driving operating results, strategy and technology. In his other capacities at Fisher, Dunlop served as Vice President of Developing Media and Vice President of its radio properties. He began his media career as a radio host, moved into radio programming and television production, and later in media research and consulting.Dunlop received his BA in industrial/organizational psychology from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and later an MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
PAST CHAIR: LISA SHUMATE
Houston Public Media, Houston, TX
Lisa Trapani Shumate was appointed Associate Vice President (UH System) & General Manager, Houston Public Media (UH) in 2011, with dual roles of responsibility including serving as Executive Director of the Houston Public Media Foundation. Lisa is responsible for raising funds for and managing an operational budget of $23 million, as well as strategically positioning the following top-ranked nationally renowned media assets: TV 8, the first educational television station, KUHF News 88.7, the largest news radio audience in Texas, and 88.7 HD-2, a high definition radio devoted to classical programming.
A proven media executive with a track record encompassing more than 20 years of top 7 market-leading performance, her experience spans all aspects of multi-media leadership vision, including surpassing sales and capital funding projections on a year-over-year basis, building key alliances, developing new revenue streams of support, as well as increasing target audience growth and digital metricsperformance of effective content management across all media platforms.
Her business strengths are knowledge of efficiencies surrounding mergers and effective change management methodology, execution and actionable metrics. Prior to joining the University, she held successive roles of executive leadership at KHOU-TV (TEGNA), BELO Corporation (TEGNA) and KTRK-TV (Disney/ABC) in both Houston and Dallas.
Through her collaborative partnerships with federal, state and local agencies, peer affiliate organizations and the corporate sector, Houston Public Media has become a national public safety leader supporting first responders on a national scale with vital communications assets through innovative life-saving datacasting technology.
Appointed to the national PBS Board of Directors in 2015, she currently serves as Vice Chair. She is also a member of the PBS Foundation Board and serves on its Endowment Fund Committee. In addition, she is a member of the Executive Women's Partnership affiliate of the Greater Houston Partnership, and is the Chair of the Public Television Major Market Group Board of Directors.
Honored with the 2018 Award for Public Service by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, she is a long-time ambassador and community advocate and has been honored as the recipient of national and regional awards for community service, including a recipient of the Media Alliance of Houston Star Award TV Market Manager (2017-2019), America’s Public Television Stations Pillar of Broadcasting Award (2017), Secured Cities Innovation Award (2015), American Marketing Association’s Crystal Award(2014, 2016), Lone Star Regional Emmy (2010), Leadership Houston Community Award (2009), Lone Star Emmy Public Affairs (2002) and the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award (1998).
She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston-Bauer College of Business, graduating cum laude, and participated in an International Business Residency in China. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Arts degree in Communications from Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
VICE CHAIR: AMANDA MOUNTAIN
RMPBS, Denver, CO
Amanda Mountain grew up a military brat and has called Colorado home off-and-on since 1992. She is a first-generation college graduate and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Denver in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Change Management. She is the first female CEO in Rocky Mountain Public Media history, and is the youngest CEO of a major market public media station in the country. She has nearly 20 years of media experience, most notably with Freedom Communications, where she was named one of the top 20 Newspaper executives in the country by Presstime Magazine, and Viacom, where she helped pioneered cross-platform marketing strategies under the leadership of Mel Karmazin. She joined Rocky Mountain PBS in 2010 as general manager of the Southern Colorado station and stepped into the role of President and CEO in 2017 where she is now leading the mission to strengthen the civic fabric of Colorado through public media and to build a new $40 million Buell Public Media Center to increase innovation, engagement and collaboration across nonprofit media.
Nine Network of Public Media, St. Louis, MO
Amy Shaw became the President and CEO of the Nine Network of Public Media in February 2020. She is the first woman to lead Nine in its 65 year history. Shaw is recognized as a national leader and innovator in community engagement and public media. She leads a talented team in groundbreaking work that leverages on-air, online and community engagement for measurable impact around important and complex issues facing communities.
Shaw has led numerous national content initiatives that have created durable change in local communities, including Facing the Mortgage Crisis, public media’s response to the national financial crisis and the American Graduate initiative to rally communities to improve outcomes for youth. Shaw also oversaw the creation of a Community Engagement Guidebook designed to help public media organizations deepen their commitment as relevant and essential community institutions.
Shaw was an inaugural 2015 Eisenhower Zhi-Xing Fellow, spending a month in China to advance bilateral dialogue and understanding between the China and the United States. Shaw was a member of the 2012-13 class of Leadership St. Louis, and she has served on numerous local and national boards. She is currently the vice chair of the FOCUS St. Louis board, the chairperson of the Webster University School of Communications Advisory Board, and serves on the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Grand Center, Inc. boards. She is deeply committed to the power of public media and the strengthening of communities across the country.
KCPT, Kansas City, MO
Kliff Kuehl graduated with honors from the University of Texas. He worked as a film and video producer then becoming a production supervisor and operations manager before becoming president and chief executive officer of KWBU-TV and KWBU-FM.
From December 2004 through March 2009, Kuehl served as the President and CEO of KNPB-TV, public television for northern Nevada. In that time, he helped the KNPB team wrap up a $6.25 million capital campaign, assisted in tripling the number of major donors, and helped to secure a $1 million in-kind donation.
Kuehl joined KCPT in April 2009. His vision for the station is to transform public media as a better and more sustainable service. In an era of declining local coverage by newspapers and commercial television, he wants KCPT to bridge the gap by growing its local content services. The Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT opened November 2013 and is a multimedia center for journalism that distributes local content through a variety of “channels,” including public television, public radio, social media, and KCPT’s digital magazine, flatlandkc.org. Its goal is to cover the issues and stories of the Kansas City region in a comprehensive, in-depth and innovative way. The Hale Center was an effort between Kuehl and the PBS Foundation to secure $3M for local news content creation, and $1M for the PBS Foundation.
In December 2013 the University of Central Missouri transferred ownership of KTBG 90.9 FM (The Bridge) to KCPT. Kuehl’s vision for radio is to connect listeners to the local arts scene and inspire them to become more involved in the community, and to serve as a platform for local musicians.
Kuehl stays engaged on the national level with his membership on two boards-PBS National Board and NETA.
WNET, New York, NY
Neal Shapiro is an award-winning producer and media executive with a 35-year career spanning print, broadcast, cable and online media. As CEO of WNET, he oversees the operations of THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV.
Since arriving at WNET in 2007, Shapiro has revitalized programming for all three stations, nearly doubling arts and culture offerings, emphasizing local programming and community engagement; setting new fundraising records and inaugurating two new, all-glass studios—The Tisch WNET Studio at Lincoln Center and the Agnes Varis Studio in Newark, New Jersey.
In 2018, Shapiro brought a new late-night program to PBS in partnership with CNN. “Amanpour & Company” features internationally renowned anchor Christiane Amanpour with four contributors: Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Hari Sreenivasan and Alicia Mendendez.
Shapiro also introduced a pioneering new content sharing initiative—“Wavelength”—that allows PBS stations to upload and download content, expanding arts, technology and other local programming for PBS stations around the country.
Before joining WNET, Shapiro was President of NBC News, leading its top-rated news programs, including Today, NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press, as well as Dateline NBC.
Prior to working at NBC, Shapiro spent 13 years at ABC News. He has won numerous awards, including 32 Emmys, 31 Edward R. Murrow Awards and 3 Columbia DuPont awards.
Shapiro serves on the Boards of PBS, TEGNA, American Documentary (AMDOC), the Institute for Non-profit News (INN), the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and The Edward R. Murrow Center.
ideastream/WVIZ, Cleveland, Ohio
Kevin E. Martin is President and CEO of ideastream. ideastream holds the licenses for WVIZ/PBS, WCPN/NPR and WCLV/Classical Music. He joined ideastream in 2017 to continue the pioneering work the Northeast Ohio multiple media public service organization is known for across the country. His vision for growth includes larger audiences across all platforms, more individual and community engagement and ultimately, increased individual, community and corporate support.
Prior to joining ideastream, Kevin served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KQED, the public media organization serving the San Francisco Bay area. Before leading operations at KQED, Martin spent seven years as the Vice President of Station Grants and Television Station Initiatives at Corporation for Public Broadcasting, (CPB). At CPB, Martin was charged with overseeing the management and disbursement of $280 million in “formula” grants to public television and radio stations—more than 70 percent of the Corporation’s total federal appropriation—and was responsible for several other competitive grant programs for public television stations.
Martin began his career in 1990 at the Independent Television Service (ITVS), as their first Director of Finance and Administration, establishing the infrastructure and core business systems for the then-new public media entity. After five years with ITVS, Martin moved on to work as Senior Vice President and CFO of Twin Cities Public Television (KTCA), where he was instrumental in developing their first for-profit subsidiary. In 1998 Martin joined North Texas Public Broadcasting (KERA), serving as Executive Vice President and COO, and Interim President and CEO, leading the effort to turn around KERA’s financial performance after five consecutive years of deficits.
Martin has served on numerous boards of directors, including the International Public Television’s (INPUT), the Development Exchange Inc. (now, Greater Public), and the Public Management Business Association (PMBA). He served on the ITVS Board of Directors from 1999 to 2004, serving as chairman in 2002, 2003, and 2004. Martin currently serves on the boards of Public Broadcast Service (PBS), Station Resource Group (SRG), Public Television Major Market Group, United Way of Greater Cleveland, Team NEO (Northeast Ohio Business Development Organization), and is President, Ohio Educational Television Stations.
Kevin earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from American University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Management/Accounting from Purdue University.
WTTW, Chicago, IL
Sandra Cordova Micek is President & CEO of Window To The World Communications, Inc., parent organization of WTTW, Chicago’s PBS station and WFMT, Chicago’s classical music radio station. Micek is responsible for all strategic, financial, operating and development activities of the organization. She utilizes a deep understanding of consumer insights to develop creative and proactive multi‐platform strategies for WTTW and WFMT that actively demonstrate a commitment to the mission of providing diverse perspectives, accessibility, innovation, community engagement and education. Previously, Micek served as senior vice president, Global Brands for Hyatt, where she was a change agent, helping to transform the organization to become more purpose‐driven and brand‐led by developing break‐through, integrated, cross‐platform programs and by being laser focused on the target customer. There, she also co-led Hyatt’s diversity business resource group, Latinos at Hyatt. Before that, she was senior vice president, Marketing, for USA TODAY, where she was actively involved in the digital transformation journey of the company. She also ran Women at NBCU and spent almost 10 years in Silicon Valley holding strategic management positions at Yahoo! and Accenture. She started her career at Turner Broadcasting in New York. Micek earned a BA in Communications/Television, Radio and Film Management at the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. She has served on and is now chair of the Newhouse School Advisory Board and the Syracuse University Chicago Regional Council. She also holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where she was the Ford Motor Company Marketing Scholar. Micek has earned numerous awards including two Shortie Awards honoring the best in social media, a 2014 SMARTIE award from the Mobile Marketing Association, the Fast Company 2013 Innovation by Design award and a Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. She also earned a Brand Innovator Award and the Latina Style Award for her professional achievements. In 2019, she was named the McCormick Foundation Fellow in the inaugural class of the Leadership Greater Chicago Daniel Burnham Fellowship program for C-level executives. Micek is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and The Commercial Club.
DEANNA MARTIN MACKEY
President/Executive Director, PTMMG
Deanna Mackey is the PTMMG’s first full-time leader. In her role as President/Executive Director, Mackey focuses her time on multi-station projects, communications on behalf of the stations and national leadership activities. Prior to joining the PTMMG, Mackey worked for 25 years at KPBS, San Diego’s public media station. She served as Station Manager/COO in her final six years at the station. During her career at KPBS, Mackey worked in management roles in editorial, communications, fundraising and digital departments. She is credited with spearheading KPBS.org as a third content platform; creating and implementing KPBS’ converged newsroom, a model for the system; developing the industry’s first One Book program run by a public media station; and establishing the station’s strategic planning process. Mackey currently serves on the PBS Digital Media Advisory Counsel (DMAC) and formerly chaired the Integrated Media Association (IMA), the industry’s first organization focused on digital media. In 2015, Mackey co-founded the Public Media Women in Leadership Group, which provides mentorship and training for women as well as addressing issues of gender inequality in the executive ranks of public television and radio.
In 2014 Mackey was named a YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) honoree for her work mentoring women at KPBS and via the Girl Scouts. She was named Outstanding Alumnus from SDSU’s Daily Aztec newspaper in the same year and in 2010 was named one of five “Women who Move the City” by San Diego Magazine.
Executive Assistant, PTMMG
Kelly Shaddock is the newest member to join the Public Television Major Market Group as the Executive Assistant to Deanna Mackey.
She has over 13 years of executive support experience under her belt, having most recently worked with the Detroit Tigers as the Marketing and Promotions Administrative Coordinator prior to her role with PTMMG. Throughout her career she has held various positions in the marketing and entertainment industries including roles in retail marketing, live event production and music licensing.
Kelly currently resides in Seattle, WA with her husband, dog and cat – Zach, Mona and Boo, respectively. She is very excited to work with the PTMMG as she has lived in six of the Major Markets -- in Detroit most recently, for seven years in New York City, through two internships in Los Angeles and Boston, and in Buffalo, where she was born and raised.