Board of Directors

KCTS Television, a nonprofit corporation, holds the station’s Federal Communications Commission license and is responsible for the financial and broadcasting activities of the station.

Officers


Directors

  • Joe Barer
  • Judi Beck
  • Matt Chan
  • Larry Estrada
  • Michael Hughes
  • Michael Humphries
  • Linda Killinger
  • Steve B. Loeb — Treasurer
  • Rick Linneweh
  • Sacha R.F. McLean
  • Sharon Nelson
  • Carlos Olivares
  • Geoff Plant
  • John Schoettler
  • Mary Snapp — Vice Chair
  • Bonnie Towne
  • Lynne K. Varner
  • Stephen Welch — Chair
  • Blair Westlake
  • L. Michelle Wilson — Secretary
  • Glenn Wong

*Non-director positions

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings of the KCTS Television Board of Directors and its Committees are open to the general public except as noted below. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at KCTS 9 Television. The meeting schedule below is subject to change – please contact us at 206.443.6733 to confirm meeting dates and times or for further information.

Board of Directors

The KCTS/KYVE Board of Directors is the governing board which provides oversight and management of the affairs, property and interest of the entities, providing guidance to management in the business matters of the enterprise. The board is comprised of between 12 and 21 Directors who serve for a term of three (3) years each.

Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • Sunday, November 1, 2015
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • Monday, February 8, 2016
    10:00 AM – 11:00 am: Board of Directors
    11:00 AM – 5:30 pm: Joint Meeting with Community Advisory Board
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 | Joint Board Meeting
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016

The meetings will begin at 1:00 pm unless otherwise specified.The February 8th and September 19th meetings are joint meetings - time and location to be announced.The meeting on Sunday, November 1, 2015 is from 2:00-4:00pm and will be closed to the public pursuant to 47 U.S.C. sec 396(k)(4) as indicated below in the Note section of this page.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is authorized to exercise the powers of the KCTS Board in emergencies or, when the Board Chair deems it neither practical nor feasible to call a special meeting of the Board. The Committee may also handle matters that are highly sensitive or require a high degree of confidentiality. Actions taken by the Executive Committee must be reported to the Board at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.

Members:

  • Stephen G. Welch, Chair
  • Mary Snapp
  • Judi Beck
  • Stephen B. Loeb

Meeting Dates: TBD

Development Committee

The Development Committee will assist the Board and staff by providing oversight and guidance on the development of sustainable long-term financial resources and by assisting in fundraising efforts. They will also review periodic reports of management regarding the revenues and costs associated with fundraising efforts, including events, pledge activities, and sponsorships.

Members:

  • Judi Beck, Chair
  • Larry Estrada
  • Mike Humphries
  • Sacha McLean
  • Geoff Plant
  • Bonnie Towne
  • Linda Killinger
  • Steve Welch, Ex-officio

Meeting Dates: 

  • Tuedsay, January 26, 2016
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016

All meetings will be held at KCTS, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Finance & Audit Committee

The Finance and Audit Committee will assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities to provide oversight of management regarding the integrity of the financial statements, and the engagement, independence and performance of the independent auditors, financial analysts and investment advisors. It will also respond to certain matters raised pursuant to the KCTS Television Whistleblower Policy.

Members:

  • Steve Loeb, Chair
  • Mike Hughes
  • Linda Killinger
  • Matt Chan
  • Joe Barer
  • Steve Welch, Ex-officio

Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • Friday, February 5, 2016
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
  • Thursday, June 10, 2016
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Thursday, June 10th meeting will be held from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. All other meetings will be held from 10:30 am to 12 noon.

Strategy and Technology Committee

The Strategy & Technology Committee assists the Board and staff by providing oversight and guidance on the strategic direction of the organization intended to create long-term sustainability. The Committee reviews and evaluates industry resources, looking for trends and issues that may impact the performance of the organization, and make recommendations to the board and management intended to address these factors.

Members:

  • Matt Chan, Chair
  • Joe Barer
  • Sharon Nelson
  • John Schoettler
  • Lynne Varner
  • Glenn Wong
  • Blair Westlake
  • Steve Welch, Ex-officio

Meeting Dates:

  • Friday, September 14, 2015 from 10:30 am–12:00 pm
  • Monday, October 12, 2015 from 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 10:00–11:30 am
  • Thursday, June 10, 2016 from 10:00–11:30 am

Human Resources Committee

The Human Resources Committee helps the organization to attract, retain and motivate highly qualified management and staff. The Committee will assist the Board in establishing the overall HR and compensation strategy, reviewing and recommending terms of KCTS’s employee benefits plans, and facilitating the Board’s annual review of the performance of the President/CEO. Management retains the initiative to bring to the Committee issues relating to people, culture and human resources matters.

Members:

  • Mike Humphries, Chair
  • Mike Hughes
  • Michelle Wilson
  • Steve Loeb
  • Glenn Wong
  • Steve Welch, Ex-officio

Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Friday, November 13, 2015 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Monday, October 24, 2016 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nominating & Governance Committee

The Nominating and Governance Committee will assist the Board by selecting candidates to be nominated to serve on the Board, and presenting their recommended slate of nominees to the Board for approval. The Committee shall also be responsible for reviewing overall governance of the Board.

Members:

  • Mary Snapp, Chair
  • Judi Beck, Vice Chair
  • Larry Estrada
  • Michelle Wilson
  • Sharon Nelson
  • Geoff Plant
  • Lynne Varner
  • Steve Welch, Ex-officio

Meeting Dates:

  • Friday, October 23, 2015 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Monday, November 9, 2015 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 11:30 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 10, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Monday, October 24, 2016 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Facilities Committee

The Facilities Committee reviews matters relating to our facilities and makes recommendations to the Board.

Members:

  • John Schoettler, Chair
  • Joe Barer
  • Sacha McLean
  • Steve Welch, Ex-officio

Meeting Dates:

  • Monday, November 9, 2015 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  • Monday, October 24, 2016 from 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Note

Meetings or portions of meetings at which matters relating to individual employees, proprietary information, or litigation, or certain other matters requiring the confidential advice of counsel, commercial or financial information obtained from a person on a privileged or confidential basis, or the purchase of property or services whenever the premature exposure of such purchase would compromise the business interests of KCTS are closed to the public pursuant to 47 U.S.C. sec 396(k)(4).

Meetings of the Executive Committee, Finance & Audit, Human Resources, Facilities, and Strategy & Technology Committees are closed to the public pursuant to this statute as the agenda for those meetings is dedicated to the matters noted above.