The next general manager of Idaho Public Television is Ron Pisaneschi, now its director of content. Pisaneschi takes over Aug. 5 from Peter Morrill, who announced his retirement in March.
The State Board of Education announced Pisaneschi's appointment today. “Idaho PTV is fortunate to have someone with Ron’s passion for public television and expertise in programming and operations ready to step up and lead the organization,” said Don Soltman, board president.
During his 28 years at Idaho PTV, Pisaneschi has directed public information, marketing and programming. He also served on the Public Television Programmers Association Board of Directors from 2002-07, including as president in 2006. He has been active on the PBS Children’s Advisory Committee; CPB's Research Advisory Panel; and several other national funding and programming panels.
“I am privileged to work with an amazing group of people who are dedicated to serving the public by providing engaging, educational programs and resources.” Pisaneschi said in the announcement.