September 22, 2014 7:00 AM ET


Company Overview of Public Broadcasting Service

Company Overview

Public Broadcasting Service, together with its subsidiaries, provides media programming and services for the American public. It provides approximately 2,700 hours of broadcast services to its 163 member public television licensees to inform, inspire, engage, and educate their customers. The company also offers promotional support services, including on-air promotional messages, print and radio advertising, press support, and the coordination of public television’s educational message and positioning; and interactive, development, and copyright administration services. In addition, it provides interconnection and technical services consisting of the scheduling and logging of satellite feeds;...

2100 Crystal Drive

Arlington, VA 22202

United States

Founded in 1969

Key Executives for Public Broadcasting Service

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Legal Officer
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications and General Manager of Children's Programming
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Public Broadcasting Service Key Developments

Public Broadcasting Service Appoints Steve McGowan as Vice President of Research

Public Broadcasting Service, or PBS has appointed Steve McGowan as vice president of research. Mr. McGowan has been consulting with PBS for the past year, and is well known throughout the public media system as a past Member of the Board of Directors of American Public Television (APT). He will report directly to Jayme Swain, PBS Senior vice president, Strategy and Operations. His tenure on the PBS staff began last month. In this role, Mr. McGowan will provide strategic leadership and direction to the PBS Research team and provide data and research support to the organization to maximize the reach of PBS mission-driven content. He will serve as a senior advisor to PBS executives and will oversee and integrate all research projects. Working across multiple internal departments, he will provide metrics, analysis and insight regarding audience usage behaviors across all platforms. He will also collaborate with national public media organizations and stations to ensure that the company's system as a whole has the strategic information necessary to effectively serve the American people. Mr. McGowan joins PBS from Monocacy Media Partners, where he served as Managing Director, providing direction to media companies related to consumer research design, including project-level planning on new technologies, consumer adoption and usage.

PBS Names Ann Brown as Vice President, Sponsorship Sales Support

PBS announced that former Weather Company and Time Warner Cable senior executive Ann Brown has been named to the position of Vice President, Sponsorship Sales Support. Ms. Brown reports to Betsy Gerdeman, PBS Senior Vice President, Development Services, and will divide her time between New York and PBS headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Her tenure began on August 25, 2014. In this new role, Ms. Brown will oversee a new department within PBS established to work with independent producers and station sponsorship sales teams to help increase corporate support for major content on the PBS national schedule. Ms. Brown is charged with developing and executing marketing strategies to strengthen public television's position in the marketplace as a partner to connect brands with high-quality, engaging content. Ms. Brown is a marketing and media executive with deep expertise in branded entertainment, content development, experiential marketing, digital and social media, advertising and brand strategy promotions.

Public Broadcasting Service Appoints William Weber as Vice President of Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel

Public Broadcasting Service appointed William Weber as vice president of government affairs and associate general counsel.

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