Colecchi Is New Board Chair at PBS Western Reserve

KENT, Ohio – PBS Western Reserve this week announced that Stephen Colecchi, CEO of Hattie Larlham, is its new board chairman. He succeeds Romona Davis, vice president—senior SBA business development officer at Huntington Bank. Davis, who has served as a board member since 2005 and as board chair for the past five years, will continue as a board member.

PBS Western Reserve uses the power of noncommercial broadcast channels WNEO and WEAO and related services to enrich lives in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. “Romona Davis has led our governing board during a time of significant change for PBS Western Reserve,” says Natalie Pillsbury, president and CEO. “Her efforts have been invaluable as she led with steady resolve and unwavering dedication.”

Also newly named to board leadership positions are Joyce Mistovich, director of education at The Butler Institute of American Art, as vice chair and Rebecca Murphy, Kent State University associate vice president of University Communications and External Affairs, as secretary. Bruce Sherman, community volunteer and retired owner of Sherman Creative Promotions, will continue as board treasurer.

Colecchi noted that the future is bright for PBS Western Reserve, citing its expanding reach into digital media programs and services for the region. “It’s an exciting time for the board as we set policies and exercise continued fiscal oversight to ensure the organization’s success,” he says. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to help PBS Western Reserve grow and pursue its admirable mission.”

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