KNPB NEWS RELEASE
KNPB Channel 5 is pleased to announce that two local businesswomen are taking part in the Association of Public Television Stations’ (APTS) annual Public Media Summit in Washington, D.C. this week. Mendy Elliot has been named to the APTS Board of Trustees while Gail Sande is being honored with the APTS Advocacy Award.
The APTS is a non-profit membership organization established to conduct – in concert with member stations – advocacy, planning, research and communications activities in order to achieve strong and financially sound non-commercial television and advanced digital services.
Sande served two terms as a member of the APTS Board of Trustees and is being recognized for her lobbying, letter-writing and personal efforts on behalf of PBS and KNPB. She received the prestigious award at the Library of Congress in Washington Feb. 25.
Elliot, a senior partner in Forte, LLP, a Nevada lobbying, economic development and government affairs firm, is also being sworn in to the APTS Board of Trustees during the Summit. She was selected by the APTS Nominating Committee to serve a three-year term to provide direction to the advocacy, planning, research and communications representational work performed by APTS on behalf of member stations. In addition to Elliot, four other professionals from across the nation were selected as part of the APTS Board while two others were re-elected.
“This is a great honor for both Mendy and Gail,” said Kurt Mische, president and CEO of KNPB. “The fact that there are two honorees from a relatively small West Coast market like Reno is a major vote of confidence in their skill and professionalism, and we are extremely proud of all of their hard work.”
KNPB Public Broadcasting is seen by 140,000 people weekly in northern Nevada and northeastern California. KNPB provides three digital broadcast television channels on channel 5.1, KNPB Create on channel 5.2 and KNPB Vme on channel 5.3. KNPB channels are also available on cable and satellite services. KNPB provides PBS national programming and award-winning, locally-produced KNPB programming in standard and high definition. KNPB.org provides engaging interactive content, including the KNPB video portal at watch.knpb.org that streams all locally-produced KNPB content and most PBS national content. KNPB serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services from KNPB Campus that bring classroom lessons to life. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as individual members, KNPB has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.