Nine Network President and CEO Jack Galmiche Named Vice Chair of Webster University Board of Trustees
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St. Louis, MO — April 25, 2017 — Nine Network President and CEO Jack Galmiche, who has served on the board of trustees at Webster University since 2014, was elected vice chair on Thursday, April 20. The election followed the successful completion of former board chair Amelia Bond and installed Mercy’s Lynn Britton as board chair.
Galmiche has headed the Nine Network since 2006, where he 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.
Expansions of the Nine Network’s facilities under his leadership include 5,500-square-foot digital media center known as the Nine Center for Public Engagement, which produces new forms of digital media and online content, as well as the Public Media Commons, an open-air media plaza situated between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio in Grand Center.
In addition to Webster University, Galmiche serves on other area boards including as chair of the Public Television Association of Missouri (PTAM), the Executive Committee of Grand Center, Inc., and on the board of the St. Louis Regional Chamber.
“Lynn and Jack will lead the board as we advance our mission of meeting students’ unmet needs by forging new directions in STEM fields, promoting our top-rated online programs, and strengthening a culture of philanthropy that supports students of great talent and need,” Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble said in a statement.
About the Nine Network of Public Media
Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS KIDS), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and multiple websites accessible at nineNet.org. Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of igniting the spirit of possibility.