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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 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 sciences and produces two series titled Arts America and SciTech Now. These and other initiatives related to sustainability, science and technology, entrepreneurship, and energy and the environment are based in ongoing partnerships established by the Nine Network with local organizations.
A 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. Additionally, Jack presided over the design and installation of the Public Media Commons open-air media plaza situated between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio in Grand Center.
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's current and past board service includes:
Current Board Service:
Webster University, Vice Chair
Public Television Association of Missouri, Chair
Grand Center, Inc., Executive Committee
St. Louis Regional Chamber, Board
Immediate Past Board Service:
Public Broadcasting Service, National Vice Chair
American Public Television, Chair
Public Television Major Market Group, Chair
Public Television Affinity Group Coalition, Chair
National Education Telecommunication Association, Executive Committee
Past board service:
Integrated Media Association, Treasurer
Northwest News Network, Chair
Dick Skalski, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Dick Skalski is senior vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of the Nine Network of Public Media. As CFO, Dick is responsible for fiscal and administrative affairs, including preparing annual operating budgets, financial statements and forecasts, and human resource management. As COO, he manages the day-to-day operations of the station. Prior to joining Nine, Dick spent 20 years with PerkinElmer Optoelectronics in various management positions, most recently as controller and part of senior management. He is a licensed CPA and a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs (MSCPA). He has a M.B.A. in finance from Suffolk University in Boston and a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Amy Shaw, Senior Vice President of Engagement and Content
Amy Shaw is the Senior Vice President of Engagement and Content at the Nine Network of Public Media in St. Louis, MO. Shaw oversees Nine’s content creation, and digital and community engagement priorities. She is recognized as a national leader and innovator in community engagement and public media. Shaw leads a team of talented producers, project managers, and evaluators in groundbreaking work that leverages on-air, online and community engagement for measurable impact around important and complex issues facing communities. The most notable among these initiatives is the ongoing national and local American Graduate initiative to rally communities to improve outcomes for youth. Shaw serves on numerous local and national boards and is deeply committed to the power of public media and the strengthening of communities across the country.
Chrys Marlow, Vice President of Engineering and Operations
In serving as vice president of engineering and operations for Nine, Chrys Marlow oversees all technology at the Nine Network, including the engineering, production, operations, traffic and IT departments. Since joining Nine in 1985, Chrys has held a number of positions, including maintenance engineer and senior editor. His background includes nearly 30 years in television, beginning in high school when he was employed by KDNL in St. Louis. Chrys attended Jefferson College and graduated with an associate's degree in electronic technology.