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