Chet Tomczyk - President & CEO

Chet Tomczyk,

President & CEO

 

chet.tomczyk@wtvp.org

 

Archives:

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

January 2009

December 2008

November 2008

October 2008

September 2008

August 2008

July 2008

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

March 2008

No column for February 2008

January 2008

December 2007

November 2007

October 2007

September 2007

August 2007

July 2007

June 2007

Notes from the President & CEO - August 2012

 

This is the first message to be published since the annual meeting of our Board of Trustees in June, so it is my first opportunity to welcome new trustees and officers and to explain to you how the governance of your public television station works.

First of all, welcome to Griffin Hammond from YouTube in Bloomington, John Sanchez from Maui Jim in Peoria, and Chuck Walker from CEFCU in Peoria. They were elected as At Large Trustees and will join us at our September meeting.

New officers for FY 2013 are: Chairman - Joe Strupek, Bloomington; President & CEO - Chet Tomczyk, Peoria; Vice Chairman – John Burklund, Peoria; Secretary – Dr Cynthia Fischer Peoria Heights; Treasurer – Jerry Kolb, Dunlap; At Large – Wayne Baum, Peoria; Nancy Levenick, Peoria, Joe O’Neill, Peoria; and, Immediate Past Chair - Andrew Rand, Peoria.

A huge note of thanks to our departing officers and trustees: Andrew Rand who steps down as Chairman, Marianne Moll who retires from the Board after 16 years of service, Michel McCord and Dr. Sally Parry. Your dedication and service is greatly appreciated and highly valued. We will miss you.

Now as to governance: the license for public television station WTVP is held for the community by the Illinois Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. This makes WTVP a community licensee as opposed to a university licensee or a state licensee. WCBU-FM, owned and operated by Bradley University, is an example of a university licensee; the Iowa Public Network is an example of a state licensee. As a community licensee with no institutional connections, WTVP depends solely on community support. We literally operate on behalf of the community and are dependent on our members and supporters for survival. We’ve been doing this for more than 40 years now, much to the surprise and benefit of the Central Illinois community.

You literally make public television possible in this area. Thank you. It is a privilege and a pleasure working for you.

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

HOME | Support WTVP | TV Schedule | Programming | Station EventsProduction ServicesAbout WTVP

Shop PBS | PBS.org | PBS Kids  | PBS Kids Go  | PBS Parents  | PBS Teachers

WTVP 47 · 101 State Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602-1547 (309)677-4747
WTVP & WTVP.org, Public Media for Central Illinois
© 1995-2014 Illinois Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation