St. Louis, MO — May 16, 2019 — Amy Shaw, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, was named interim president and chief executive officer after the sudden passing of Jack Galmiche on April 16.
Shaw is recognized as a national leader and innovator in community engagement and public media. She has led a team of talented content 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.
Shaw has orchestrated numerous national content initiatives that have created durable change in local communities, including Facing the Mortgage Crisis, public media’s response to the national financial crisis. Shaw currently spearheads the American Graduate initiative to rally communities to improve outcomes for youth, a groundbreaking national/local public media initiative. Shaw also oversaw the creation of a Community Engagement Guidebook designed to help public media organizations deepen their commitment as relevant and essential community institutions.
“Amy is an accomplished public media professional, capable of leading the Nine Network during this difficult transition. I’m confident in her ability to continue Jack’s legacy of inspiring the community through public media,” says David Steward II, Chair, Nine Network Board of Directors.
Shaw was an inaugural 2015 Eisenhower Zhi-Xing Fellow, spending a month in China to advance bilateral dialogue and understanding between the China and the United States. She was a member of the 2012-13 class of Leadership St. Louis, and she has served on numerous local and national boards. Shaw currently serves on the FOCUS St. Louis Board and is the chairperson of the Webster University School of Communications Advisory Board. She is deeply committed to the power of public media and the strengthening of communities across the country.
Nine Network Board of Directors has begun a national search for Nine’s permanent president and chief executive officer.
About the Nine Network of Public Media
The 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.