Board of Directors

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Lisa Trapani Shumate

Executive Director and General Manager of Houston Public Media

Director since 2014. As Associate Vice President and General Manager of Houston Public Media, Lisa Trapani Shumate leads the combined operations of TV8, the nation's first educational television station, KUHF News 88.7 as well as a devoted classical music high-definition radio station. Previously, she served in management positions with both KHOU 11 (Gannett/CBS) and KTRK/ABC 13 (Disney). She was Director of Programming and Marketing at KHOU and Executive Director of Belo Marketing Solutions in Dallas. During her 11 years with KTRK, she moved from being an anchor, host and producer to manager of marketing and special projects. She is a member of the Greater Houston Partnership’s affiliated Executive Women's Partnership, and serves as a member of the PBS Board of Directors and the Public Television Major Market Group Board of Directors. She is also the recipient of national and regional awards for community service.

Ms. Shumate is Vice Chair of the PBS Corporate Support Advisory Committee and serves on the Executive, Station Services, and Interconnection committees and on the Working Group on Unserved Areas.  She previously served on the Strategic Planning Advisory Group and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.