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Rob Dunlop

President & CEO
(206) 728-6463

As President & CEO of Cascade Public Media ("CPM"), Rob leads the strategic, operational and business activities of one of the premier public media entities in the Pacific Northwest, serving communities throughout western and central Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. Since joining CPM in late 2013, Rob has been focused on redefining the organization’s mission, strategy, resources and community impact in the areas of education, social and civic engagement, and arts and culture.

Prior to joining CPM, Rob served in a variety of roles for more than 22 years with Fisher Communications in Seattle. As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Fisher, Rob was responsible for driving operations and business strategy through a strong and collaborative culture, resulting in exceptional financial performance and major growth in audience rankings. His stations garnered over 90 Emmy Awards and 25 Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalistic excellence. Prior to working at Fisher, he was a research consultant to broadcast companies on product strategy and competitive performance. He was a Producer at the ABC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio as well as a News Anchor/Host for the top-rated news-talk station in the market. He received his BA degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Washington.


Rob currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Public Television Association in Vancouver, BC, and on the board of Brovo Spirits, a local craft distillery. He has served as the Chair of the Washington Athletic Club; as a director and vice chairman of the Better Business Bureau for Alaska, Washington and Oregon; and as director and vice chairman of the North Seattle Community College Education Fund, where he was a founding member and adjunct professor for the College’s Communication, Business and Media curriculum. He has also served on the CBS Affiliate Association Board of Directors; the Washington State Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors; and as President of the Seattle Area Radio Association.