Written by The Business Journal Staff
Phil Meyer, CEO of the ValleyPBS television station in Fresno, announced his immediate resignation Monday citing family obligations.
Meyer began his tenure as CEO in January 2015, and ushered the station through the Federal Communications Commission auction of broadcast spectrum to telecommunications companies earlier this year.
“At the time of Phil’s hiring, the station was facing the daunting task of navigating the FCC’s spectrum auction,” said Jose Plascencia, ValleyPBS board chair, “and with millions of dollars at stake, we needed someone with deep broadcast understanding to help the station successfully complete that process. Phil has in fact put all the elements in place for the station to move forward through this process.”
Meyer stated, “The station is in good shape and is positioned to move forward into its next chapter. I thank the ValleyPBS Board, staff and viewers for the opportunity to be a steward of this vital community resource.”
Longtime station employee and current Executive Vice President/ CFO Phyllis Brotherton will immediately assume the position of Acting CEO, a role she fulfilled when the previous CEO Paula Castadio left the station for a position at Fresno State. The board of directors will soon announce the commencement of a search for a new CEO.
ValleyPBS is celebrating its 40th year on the air