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Who's Who

MPT Management

Larry D. Unger • President and Chief Executive Officer profile

Steven J. Schupak • Executive Vice President & Station Manager profile

George R. Beneman II • Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer profile

Travis Mitchell • Senior Vice President, Chief Content Officer profile

Patricia Fitzhugh • Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Susan Wolfinger Schmitt • Vice President, Human Resources profile

Betsy Peisach • Vice President, Education profile

Linda Taggart • Vice President, Development profile

Lara Hjortsberg • General Counsel

Joe Campbell • Managing Director, Creative Services profile

Erin Chrest • Senior Managing Director, Major & Planned Giving profile

John Davis • Senior Managing Director, MotorWeek profile

Randy Farmer-O'Connor • Managing Director, Corporate Support profile

Eleanor Hong • Managing Director, Digital Content & Operations

Fran Minakowski • Senior Advisor to the President profile

Troy A. Mosley • Managing Director, Content Division profile

Eric Neumann • Managing Director, On-Air Fundraising & Development Productions profile

Kate Pearson • Senior Managing Director, Programming & Acquisitions profile

Kristen Penczek • Senior Managing Director, Audience Engagement profile

Krista Respass • Senior Managing Director, Early Childhood Education Services profile

Vera Turner • Managing Director, Membership profile

Harry Vaughn • Senior Managing Director, Production Services profile

Jennifer White • Managing Director, Digital Fundraising profile

Tom Williams • Senior Managing Director, Communications profile

Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission

Edward H. Kaplan, Chair profile
Richard J. Bodorff, Vice Chair
Debra A. Bright, Ed.D.
Shelly L. Gardeniers
Rebecca J. Hanson, Esq.
Irwin R. Kramer
Lakeisha D. Lashley, Ed.D.
Beth E. Suarez
Bruce A. Wahl
Ellie K. Wang
Carey M. Wright, Ed.D.
member profiles

2024 Commission meetings

  • Thursday January 18, 2024 at 2pm
    Budget & Compensation Committee
  • Tuesday, January 23 at 10:30am agenda
  • Tuesday, March 19 at 10:30am
  • Tuesday, April 23 at 10:30am 
  • Tuesday, May 28 at 10:30am
  • Thursday, June 13 @ 5:30 (Joint meeting w/MPT Foundation, Inc.)  
  • Tuesday, September 24 at 10:30am
  • Tuesday, October 22 at 10:30am
  • Tuesday, November 26 at 10:30am  

2023 Commission meetings

  • Monday, January 23 at 9am
    Budget & Compensation Committee
  • Tuesday, January 24 at 10:30am minutes
  • Monday, March 14 at 3:45pm
    Audit Committee
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30am minutes
  • Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30am minutes
  • Friday, May 19 at 2pm 
    Budget & Compensation Committee
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30am minutes
  • Tuesday, June 8 at 5:30 pm
    (Joint meeting with MPT Foundation)
  • Thursday, September 7 at 2pm 
    Budget & Compensation Committee
  • Wednesday, September 27 at 10:30am minutes
  • Tuesday, October 24 at 10:30am
  • Tuesday, November 28 at 10:30am minutes

MPT Foundation, Inc.

Richard J. Bodorff, Chair
Rhea Feikin, Vice Chair
Larry D. Unger, President
Erin Chrest, Secretary
Patricia Fitzhugh, Treasurer
Alfred R. Berkeley III
H. King Corbett
W. Thomas Curtis
Dr. Shailaja Didolkar
Robert C. Douglas
Debbie Driesman
Elaine Freeman
Rebecca J. Hanson, Esq.
Edward H. Kaplan
Harry Kassap
Kathryn D. Lindquist
Dr. Elizabeth Molina Morgan
Ann K. Murray
Mary Louise Preis
Stanley F. Rodbell
Henry Stansbury
Michael Styer
Beth E. Suarez
Tyrone Taborn
Joy Thomas-Moore
Paul G. Ullmann
Ellie K. Wang
John Anthony Wolf, Esq.
Patrick Butler, Chair Emeritus