John (Jack) Galmiche III, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jack Galmiche is president and chief executive officer of the Nine Network of Public Media. Jack is a native St. Louisan and returned to his hometown in November, 2006, from Portland, Oregon.
Nine is among the most watched public television stations in the PBS system with one of the most highly rated audiences for full day viewing. Jack has focused the station’s efforts around new forms of community engagement and expanded the reach of the station’s programming and content through four local channels in the St. Louis market as well as new capabilities of digital distribution through the internet.
The Nine Network’s groundbreaking approach to community engagement has become a national model for public media and is being implemented in numerous community service initiatives, including American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative being led locally and nationally by the Nine Network. Additional Nine Network initiatives, such as Youth at Risk and Our Region’s Health, address interrelated issues impacting the health and welfare of our young people and the community as a whole. Under Jack’s leadership, the Nine Network has also made a significant commitment to advance understanding and participation in the arts and has launched a new three-hour weekly series called Sunday Arts. These and other initiatives related to sustainability, science and technology, energy and the environment are based in ongoing partnerships established by the Nine Network with local organizations. In addition, a new weekly public affairs program produced by the Nine Network provides a platform for community discussion of these important topics.
A new 5,500-square-foot digital media center known as the Nine Center for Public Engagement is producing new forms of digital media and online content. The center also is home to the daily online news service, the St. Louis Beacon.
Prior to joining the Nine Network, Jack was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) where he managed the operations of a statewide network of public television and radio stations. Under Jack’s leadership, OPB’s National Television Production unit posted substantial gains, increasing national productions for public television from 30 hours to more than 200 hours, including the popular PBS series History Detectives.
Jack has served on several public broadcasting and industry boards of directors. He currently serves on the national board of directors of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Jack is also a participating member of the PBS Communications Advisory Committee and Contributor Development Partnership. He is board chair of American Public Television (APT), chair of the Public Television Major Market Group (PTMMG), chair of the Affinity Group Coalition (AGC), and chair of the Public Television Association of Missouri (PTAM). He is also on the board of directors of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) and serves on the NETA Executive Committee as board treasurer. Jack is a former board treasurer of the Integrated Media Association (IMA) and past board chair of the Northwest News Network.
Jack holds a B.S. in Finance and Business Management from Saint Louis University.
Collective Impact – www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/collective_impact/
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Charting Impact – stlouis.bbb.org/charity/charting-impact/