Friends of PBS Wisconsin

The Friends of PBS Wisconsin is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and exists to ascertain the needs of the communities served and support PBS Wisconsin through the securing financial support, positive community relations, a strong and effective volunteer system, and related administrative services.

Organizational Structure

The Friends of PBS Wisconsin has a Board of Directors comprised of individuals selected from across the state. New appointments are approved by current Board members. The Board is responsible for oversight of policies, budgets, financials, and the duties of the Executive Director. The Officers of the Board of Directors include the President, Vice President, Executive Director, Secretary, and Treasurer. The board is structured with the following standing committees: Executive Committee, Governance Committee, and Finance Committee.

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“To support the educational, cultural, and community broadcasting services of PBS Wisconsin…”

—From the Mission Statement of Friends of PBS Wisconsin.

Board of Directors

Jan Botz, President
GREEN BAY, WI
Term (2nd) end date: June 2022

MEETINGS

The Friends of PBS Wisconsin Board of Directors meets at least three times per year in locations across the state. Meetings of the Board of Directors and most of its committees are open to the public. To ensure that we have space for all who want to attend, we ask that members of the public who are interested in coming to a meeting phone us at (608) 263-2109 within the five days prior to a specific meeting.

Reed E. Hall, Vice President
MADISON, WI
Term (1st) end date: June 2021

FULL BOARD MEETINGS

Friday, December 11, 2020
Remote connection only

Brian J. Koopman, Treasurer
LA CROSSE, WI
Term (1st) end date: June 2021

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS
FISCAL YEAR 2021

Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 at 9 am
1st Quarter FY21 Review
Remote Connection Only
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Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9 am
2nd Quarter FY21 Review
Remote Connection Only

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2 pm
3rd Quarter FY21 Review and FY22 Preliminary Budget Discussion
Remote Connection Only

Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 2 pm
FY22 Final Budget Discussion
Remote Connection Only

Masood Akhtar
MIDDLETON, WI
Term (1st) end date: June 2022

Black and white portrait of Sujhey Beisser

Sujhey Beisser
MADISON, WI
Term (1st) end date: June 2023

Paula Bonner
MADISON, WI
Term (1st) end date: June 2022

Greg A. Dombrowski
VERONA, WI
One-year appointment end date: June 2021

Roberta Filicky-Peneski
SHEBOYGAN, WI
Term (1st) end date: June 2021

Roberta earned her Master’s degree in Management from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and her undergraduate degree from Edgewood College in Madison. Prior to her retirement, she was a financial advisor with Robert W. Baird and Company, Inc. for 20 years. She previously owned and operated Community Relations Consulting, a public relations and marketing firm. Roberta sits on the boards of Friends of PBS Wisconsin, the Edgewood College Board of Visitors, and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters where she serves as secretary. Locally she is the immediate past president of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, the chair of the Sheboygan Redevelopment Authority, and an alderperson in the City of Sheboygan.

Black and white portrait of Eve Galanter

Eve Galanter
MADISON, WI
Term (1st) end date: June 2023

Eve Galanter, of Madison, founded the Wisconsin Civics Games, a statewide competition for high school students, as part of her work on the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation board. She is the former president of Galanter Public Affairs Consulting, has served on the Madison City Council, and was formerly the director of Sen. Herb Kohl’s Madison office. Eve has served on boards and committees for Wisconsin Women in Government, TEMPO Madison, the Madison Civics Club, and the Madison Public Library. As chair of the Wisconsin Women’s Network, she spearheaded the Wisconsin Women’s Policy Institute, the first nonpartisan training program with the goal of increasing the number of female leaders in public policy.

Elizabeth Kirchstein
MCFARLAND, WI
Term (2nd) end date: June 2023

Kyle LaFond
BLUE MOUNDS, WI
Term (1st) end date: June 2022

Nick Mischler
WAUNAKEE, WI
Term (1st) end date: June 2022

Marc Perry
BELOIT, WI
Term (1st) end date: June 2023

Reid Rayome
WAUSAU, WI
Term (2nd) end date: June 2023

Jeanette Roberts, Immediate Past President
MADISON, WI
One-year appointment end date: June 2021

Patty Stoffers
EAU CLAIRE, WI
Term (2nd) end date: June 2023

Jon Miskowski, Ex-Officio
MADISON, WI

Contact

Eric Greiling

Director of Development
Executive Director, Friends of PBS Wisconsin
eric.greiling@pbswisconsin.org
608-265-0691

Lorrie Goodwin

Friends of PBS Wisconsin Finance Manager
lorrie.goodwin@pbswisconsin.org
608-263-0931

Marike Stucky

Friends of PBS Wisconsin Board Relations Manager
marike.stucky@pbswisconsin.org
608-263-2109