Public forums scheduled for KBTC executive director and general manager finalists

Posted: October 17, 2016

kbtcexploreblkTACOMA, Wash. – The public is invited to attend open forums for three finalists for the position of Executive Director and General Manager of KBTC.

The forums will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Downtown Campus Auditorium, 1101 S. Yakima Avenue, in Tacoma. KBTC, a PBS affiliate, is operated as a service of Bates Technical College.

The forum schedule is as follows:

  • 12:30 p.m., Chris Hays, Currently the Vice President of Communications and Marketing and CEO/General Manager, Panhandle PBS (KACV-TV) in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1:15 p.m., DeAnne Hamilton, Most recently the Interim Executive Director, PublicSource, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • 2 p.m., Jack Neal, Currently the Executive Director, Radio-TV Center/General Manager, WEIU-TV/FM, Charleston, Ill.

For more information about the forums, please contact Sheila White, human resources generalist, 253.680.7176, To learn more about KBTC, go to

About KBTC
KBTC is the South Sound’s public broadcasting station. Operating out of Tacoma, Wash., KBTC is the only television broadcaster in Pierce County. KBTC is committed to telling local stories that aren’t being told anywhere else, serving underserved and diverse audiences, and connecting viewers with the people and ideas that shape Western Washington. KBTC is available to 1.8 million TV households and 4.3 million viewers in Western Washington, British Columbia and Oregon. KBTC, a PBS affiliate, is operated as a service of Bates Technical College.

About Bates Technical College

Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in nearly 50 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to, or call 253.680.7000.

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