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Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council


Executive Committee/Officers

Chair - Amy Hollars
Vice Chair - Bryce McDonald
Secretary - Devin Baranowski
Treasurer - Kelly Clarkson
WCTE President/CEO - Avery Hutchins (non-voting)
 

Board Trustees

Dr. Michael Aikens
Dr. Bonita Barger
Hilton Conger
Lillian Hartgrove
Michael Holt
Melaney Madewell
Alma Mendez
April Smith Patterson
Rebecca Paul
                       Tom Savage                      
Speaker Cameron Sexton
Kendall Smith Phillips
Tim Tewalt
Eric Walker

Board Emeritus Members
Dr. Kathy Bertram

Mike Galligan

Nina Lunn

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

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

WCTE Collaborative Team


Heather Robbins - Executive Administrative Assistant

Patti Cloud - Donor Relations Manager

Lakeland Gordon - Membership Coordinator

Amber Carl - Development Events Coordinator

Tiffany McDonald - Manager, Corporate Relations

Craig Gray - Senior Producer & Art Director

Zach Beckman - Assoc. Producer/Editor

Hope Fisher - Producer Assistant

Alicia Masterson - Broadcast Traffic Coordinator

Greg Watterworth - IT Coordinator 

Jake Wells - Traffic Assistant

Sarah Savage - Education & Engagement Coordinator

Natalie Halfacre - Marketing Coordinator

Vanestia Jennings - Education & Engagement Project Manager

Reggie Brown - Education & Engagement PRN

Cindy Putman - Education & Engagement PRN

WCTE Community Advisory Board


Drema Neely - Chair

Brittany Bowers

Alejandra Cisneros Conohan

Joyce Tatum

Hope Vargas

Mitchell White

Kosta Yepifantsev

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!"