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Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council

Executive Committee/Officers

Chair – Nina Lunn
Vice Chair – Jerry Boyd
Interim WCTE President/CEO – Avery Hutchins
Secretary – Diana Baranowski
Treasurer – Mark Odom
Past Chair - Mike Galligan

Board Trustees

Dr. Bonita Barger
Monika Bowman
Hilton Conger
Rebecca Hargrove
Honorable Amy Hollars
Dr. Scott Little
Bryce McDonald
Marilyn Mullinix
Amy New
April Smith Patterson
Damon "Dee" Prince
Chris Shah

WCTE Community Advisory Board

Chair - Devin Baranowski
Charlotte Burks
Kelly Clarkson
Robbie Huddleston
Tom Savage
Dr. Jennifer Shank

WCTE Leadership Team

Avery Hutchins - Interim President & CEO- ext #220
Brent Clark - Director of Content & Digital Media - ext #222 (Biography)
Craig LeFevre - Director of Technical Operations & FCC Compliance - ext #210 (Biography)
Cephas N. Ablakwa Sr., Phd. - Director of Education & Engagement - ext. 303
Donna M. Matson - Director of Human Resources & Business Operations - ext #215
Ralph Welch, Jr. - Chief Engineer & Director of Engineering Services - ext #225
Susan Luna-Hazlewood - Director of Marketing & Development - ext #236

WCTE Collaborative Team

Patti Cloud - Membership Coordinator
Sam Gray - Events & Engagement Coordinator 
Kathryn Howell - Development & Marketing Assistant
Tiffany McDonald - Manager, Corporate Relations
Josh Deepan - Associate Producer
Craig Gray - Senior Producer & Art Director
Duncan Welch - Production Assistant
Alicia Masterson - Broadcast Traffic Coordinator
Ben Weaver - Traffic Assistant
Misty Brown Stewart - Education & Engagement Coordinator
Reggie Brown - Education & Engagement Assistant
Cindy Putman - Ready to Learn Project Manager

Avery Hutchins, Interim President & CEO

A native of the Upper Cumberland, Hutchins earned her BA from TTU and is currently working on her MBA.  She serves on several national committees, including the PBS Development Advisory Committee, the Digital and Membership Working Group, the Relational Fundraising Working Group, the NETA Marketing and Communications PLC Advisory Committee, the PBS KIDS Advisory Board, the PBS Children’s Media and Education Station Leadership Committee, and the PBS Early Childhood Education Development Strategies Working Group. Hutchins joined WCTE in 2011.

“Working for WCTE has been more than a job to me,” commented Hutchins. “It’s been about the mission and belief in the work. WCTE PBS changes lives through its programming and educational outreach. Because of that, we can build stronger communities that serve and support each other.  I find it very rewarding to serve our communities, and the work I’ve done since I started at WCTE has been my passion!"