Deborah Acklin Named Pres.-Elect/CEO Of WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh
July 23, 2010 at 4:31 AM (PT)
EVP/COO DEBORAH ACKLIN has been promoted to President-Elect/CEO of WQED MULTIMEDIA PITTSBURGH, operator of noncommercial Classical WQED-F and PBS affiliate WQED-TV/PITTSBURGH. ACKLIN will take over the Pres./CEO position from the retiring GEORGE MILES JR. on SEPTEMBER 23rd. She has been with WQED since 1996 and was upped from GM to her present position last OCTOBER.
"DEBORAH ACKLIN has served WQED with loyalty, dignity, passion and dedication since she first came here in 1996," said Chair RICHARD L. STOVER. "We are firmly committed to continued strong leadership and sustainability, and there is no one more qualified to assume this role at WQED than DEBORAH ACKLIN. The board was unanimous in support for her as uniquely qualified to guide us through the next decade and beyond."