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Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council

Executive Committee/Officers

Chair - Nina Lunn
Vice Chair - Honorable Amy Hollars
Past Chair - Mike Galligan
Secretary - Monika Bowman
Treasurer - Kelly Clarkson
WCTE President/CEO - Avery Hutchins (non-voting)

Board Trustees

Dr. Bonita Barger
Hilton Conger
Sharon Cumberbatch
Dr. Scott little
Bryce McDonald
Amy New
Mark Odom
April Smith Patterson
Rebecca Paul
Angie Robinson
Tim Tewalt
Eric Walker

Board Emeritus Member
Dr. Kathy Bertram

WCTE Community Advisory Board

Chair Devin Baranowski

Brandon Loftis

Drema Neely

Tom Savage

Dr. Jennifer Shanks

WCTE Leadership Team

Avery Hutchins - President & CEO - ext #220

Craig LeFevre - Station Manager - ext #210 (Biography)

Cephas N. Ablakwa Sr., Phd. - Director of Education & Engagement - ext #303

Brent Clark - Director of Content & Digital Media - ext #222 (Biography)

Donna M. Matson - Director of Human Resources & Business Operations - ext #215

Ralph Welch, Jr. - Chief Engineer & Director of Engineering Services - ext #225

WCTE Collaborative Team

Patti Cloud - Donor Relations Manager

Kathryn Howell - Membership Coordinator

Tiffany McDonald - Manager, Corporate Relations

Courtney Adkisson - Producer/Editor

Josh Deepan - Associate Producer / Editor

Craig Gray - Senior Producer & Art Director

Zack Beckman - Production Assistant

Robert Hester - Technical Operations Coordinator

Alicia Masterson - Broadcast Traffic Coordinator

Greg Watterworth - IT Coordinator 

Ben Weaver - Traffic Assistant

Sarah Savage - Education and Engagement Coordinator

Reggie Brown - Education & Engagement Assistant

Cindy Putman - Ready to Learn Champion for Children

Avery Hutchins, 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!"