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Board & Management

The Public Media Group of Southern California is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation, and is governed by an unpaid board of directors representing a cross-section of business and community leaders.

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Richard Cook, Chairman of the Board*

Gordon M. Bava*
Anne Gates, Investment Committee Chair*
Mary A. Lyons, Secretary*
William S. O’Hare, Audit Committee Chair*
Christopher Thompson*
Joseph Valdes, Compensation Committee Chair*
Dr. Ernest J. Wilson III*
David J. Zuercher, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair*

Margaret Black, Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
Louise Bryson
Dr. Jo Ellen Chatham
Judith Garfi-Partridge
Dan German
Paul A. Gomez
Todd Hollander
Channing D. Johnson, Content Committee Chair
David G. Johnson
Janet Jones
Ronald S. Lushing
Kelly Bixby Mazzo
Robert McDonald
Susan Erburu Reardon
Michael Riley
Robert Romney
Dr. James Rosser
Dennis Shapiro
Charles Steinmetz
Val Zavala

*Executive Committee

The Board of Directors invites the public to attend the open session of each public meeting.


Andrew Russell
President & CEO

Jamie Myers
Chief Operations Officer

Juan Devis​
Chief Creative Officer

Dawn Ariza​
SVP, Finance and Administration

June Baldwin
SVP and General Counsel

Corbett Barklie
VP, Advancement

Robert Dea
VP, Corporate Sponsorship

Maura Daly Phinney
VP, Membership & On-Air Fundraising

Kim Spencer
Senior Programming Executive, Link TV

Jennifer Vides
VP, Marketing, Communications & Brand


Public Media Group of Southern California

The Public Media Group of Southern California (PMGSC) tells stories that matter through original programs that reflect the diversity of the region, and the full schedule of trusted PBS programs. Our content channels – PBS SoCal, KCET and Link TV – are available for free on internet-connected screens, seven local broadcast channels, and one national satellite channel.

A donor-supported community institution, PMGSC sparks the sharing of ideas at in-person cultural events and community conversations, and delivers social impact through services that prepare our most vulnerable children for school.