The Station Resource Group has appointed a new leader.
Bill Davis will succeed co-CEOs Tom Thomas and Terry Clifford, who have led the organization since it was formed in 1984. Davis will assume the role of principal Monday.
Davis is president emeritus of Southern California Public Radio, which he led from 2001–19. He was also SVP of programming for NPR, GM of WBFO in Buffalo, N.Y., and GM of KALX in Berkeley, Calif. He has also been on the board of directors for NPR and SRG.
“Bill’s depth of experience in both operating local stations and leadership positions at the national level, coupled with his record of building successful DEI programs and developing relationships throughout the public radio system and the funding community, make him ideally suited for this role,” said David Kansas, SRG board chair and president of American Public Media, in a news release. “In addition, his relationships with policymakers and strong interest in public policy will serve us well in that arena.”
In the news release, Davis said he is “both grateful for and humbled by” the opportunity to continue working in public media. “I’ve seen first-hand the impact that individual stations can have on listeners and communities and am excited to work with stations across the country to more fully realize their mission, their potential, and their promise,” he said.
In his statement, Kansas also praised SRG founders Thomas and Clifford. “We are indebted to Tom and Terry for all that they’ve done for SRG members and the industry as a whole,” said Kansas. “As a result of the research and national programs they’ve conceived of and executed to the collaborations they’ve fostered, the industry is smarter and better prepared for the future.”