Bert Wesley Huffman was named CEO of Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Huffman succeeds Teya Ryan, who announced earlier this year that she would step down. Huffman had served as interim CEO since she retired.
The Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission voted unanimously Friday to appoint Huffman.
“I want to congratulate Bert as he steps into this role and continues his service at GPB,” said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in a news release. “I know he will help ensure the agency remains a valued part of the lives of Georgians through informative content.”
“His record of dedicated service helped to set him apart throughout the process of finding the agency’s next leader, and we know he will help guide GPB in fulfilling its mission across its television, radio, and educational services throughout the State,” said Brian Dill, chair of the commission.
Huffman joined GPB in 2014 as VP of development and marketing. He later became SVP of external affairs and was promoted to president and chief revenue officer in 2021.
Before GPB, he led development for the Atlanta Opera, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University.