Jeff Hanks was appointed president and CEO of Lakeland PBS in Bemidji, Minn.
Hanks succeeds Bill Sanford, who announced his retirement last month.
Hanks, who will lead the station starting June 19, became an employee in 1993 after working as a volunteer. He became program and production manager in 2006, his current title.
A Wednesday Lakeland News story that profiled Sanford first announced Hanks’ promotion.