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Vermont Public Television Senior Staff
President and Chief Executive Officer
President and CEO, Public Television Association of Quebec, VPT's Canadian charitable organization
John was appointed to his current position in 1998. He joined VPT in 1987 as chief financial officer, was promoted to vice president for finance and administration in 1990 and to senior vice president and chief operating officer in 1995. Besides his role at VPT, he serves public media nationally with work on behalf of the National Educational Television Association, the Public Broadcasting Management Association, the Association of Public Television Stations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Organization of State Broadcasting Executives. He has served on several PBS committees and task forces, and is in his second term as a member of the PBS Board of Directors.
Locally, King chairs the Mount Mansfield Collocation Corporation. He is a member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Assembly of Overseers and the Vermont Business Roundtable. He is also on the Board of the McGill University International Executive Management Institute.
He holds a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University, a bachelor's degree in business administration from Johnson State College and an associate degree in business administration from Champlain College.
In 2011, John was inducted into the Vermont Assn. of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, in part for his work helping to form a strong bond between public and private broadcasters in Vermont.
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Chief Development Officer
George leads the department responsible for raising funds from individual and corporate contributors, who are the source of most of VPT's operating revenue. Before coming to VPT in 2010, he had 28 years' experience raising funds for public broadcasting stations, most recently at WILL/Illinois Public Media. In 2009, he and his staff received two PBS Development Awards, including the PBS Overall Excellence in Development Award, the highest development award given by PBS. For two decades before joining WILL, he held development positions at WGBH Boston.
Since joining VPT, George has guided the network through fundraising campaigns, partnerships with local banks to help Vermont Foodbank and local disaster relief agencies. Development presents special events throughout the region, including British comedy events, Family Days and the first Murder Mystery Weekend. He is a graduate of Boston College.
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Kathryn A. Scott
Chief Content Officer
Kathryn joined Vermont Public Television in 2010 as the statewide public television network's first chief content officer. She heads creation, production and distribution of content on air, on the Web, in social media and in community engagement. She has guided VPT Emmy®- and NETA-winning and -nominated promos and the productions Headline Vermont and Emerging Science.
A career writer/producer/director with more than 30 years' experience in both commercial and public media, Kathryn received three Cine Golden Eagle awards for her work creating film and interactive exhibits for the Newseum, [the national journalism museum] in Washington, DC. She has made documentary films for Discovery, including: The Washington Monument: It Stands For All and was series producer for the Emmy®-winning PBS series Newton's Apple. In addition, Scott launched and led the national public radio program Weekend America. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
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Chief Technical Officer
Joe heads engineering and technology for VPT's Colchester studio and statewide transmission network.
Since the start of the 2000s, the major technical project for VPT has been the transition of broadcast and production facilities to the digital format. Recent milestones under Joe's management include installation of studio master control and HD production facilities, the launch of two transmitters in southwestern Vermont and a studio lighting upgrade. The engineering and technology group continues to work on getting VPT to as many people as possible using both broadcast and non-broadcast platforms.
Joe worked in engineering at VPT from 1986 to 1996, then left for engineering positions with Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) and The Weather Channel in Atlanta. He returned to Vermont and worked at Sison Broadcasting and WCAX-TV. In 2008, he re-joined VPT.
Joe is certified as a Professional Broadcast Engineer by the SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers) and serves as vice-chair of the PBS Enterprise Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC).
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