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Station Leadership

Barbara Shipley
Chief Development & Marketing Officer

Board of Directors

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, East Tennessee PBS is governed by a board of committed volunteers: a 15-member Board of Trustees and eight-member Community Advisory Board.

East Tennessee PBS holds regular meetings which are open to members of our community. Per Corporation of Public Broadcasting guidelines, we broadcast announcements of these meetings on consecutive days, three times each day, during each calendar quarter. A portion of some meetings may be in closed session. For details of the closed meeting session please click here. All meetings are held at the East Tennessee PBS offices at 1611 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917, unless otherwise noted.

Board of Directors meetings:
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of February, May, August and November, at 5 p.m.

The next board meeting will be Thursday, November 21 at 5pm.

Tennessee Public Television Council (TPTC)
Tennessee Public Television Council will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. c.s.t. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Community Advisory Board meetings:
Meetings are the second Wednesday of January, April, July, and October, at 11:30 a.m. Location is subject to change; please call the station at 865-595-0220 to confirm.

East Tennessee PBS Board of Directors:

  • Mike Nichols, Chairman
  • Shirley Fox Rogers, 1st Vice Chair
  • Peter Alliman, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Jim Tindell, Secretary
  • Will Bunch, Treasurer
  • James Normand
  • Roselyn Tillman
  • Billy Tindell
  • William Stephenson
  • Sylvia Woods
  • Ed Wheeler
  • James MacDonald
  • John Snodderly

Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board is to provide a vehicle for effective community input to the station's governing body about station programming, community service and impact on the community from the station's major policy decisions. The community advisory board assists the station in development of programs and policies that address the specific needs of the communities that they endeavor to serve. The board should be reasonably representative of the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by the station. The composition of the community advisory board must reflect its independent role, and may not include members of the station staff or governing body in anything other than an ex officio or administrative capacity.

The Community Advisory Board shall:
1. Establish and follow its own schedule and agenda, within the scope of the community advisory board's statutory or delegated authority;
2. Review the programming goals established by station;
3. Review the community service provided by the stations;
4. Review the impact on the community of the significant policy decisions rendered by the station; and
5. Advise the governing board of the station whether the programming and other significant policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station.

The advisory board may make recommendations to the governing board to meet those specialized needs.

East Tennessee PBS Community Advisory Board:

  • James Dee, Chair
  • Rebecca Longmire
  • Bob Davis
  • Patricia Hammonds
  • Randy Atkins
  • Mildred Summey
  • Carlyn Cahill
  • Hubert Smith

Contact Us

Become a Member & Membership Questions or 865.595.0239

Planned Giving, Major Gifts, Bequests, 865.595.0244

Production Inquiries, Studio Rentals, Production Services
Chris Smith

Corporate Sponsorships, Partnerships, and Underwriting: 
Barbara Shipley 865-595-0244

Education Specialist
Haley Johnson 865.595.0242

Community Outreach
William Isom

Programming questions
Barbara Shipley 865.595.0244

Signal, audio, and other technical issues
Master Control865.595.0225

President and CEO
Vickie Lawson 865.595.0235

General inquiries 865.595.0244