Doug Price, CEO of Rocky Mountain Public Media, and the board of directors are pleased to announce the promotion of Amanda Mountain to an expanded role within the organization as President & Chief Operating Officer. Mountain, most recently RMPBS’ Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Development Officer, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the station alongside Price, while also leading the organization’s $50 million Capital Campaign to build a new public media center in the heart of downtown Denver.
Since turning 60, it has been Price’s objective to arrange an orderly transition from the organization as CEO to allow for internal succession. Mountain will succeed Price as CEO at such a time as the organization completes the capital campaign and executes its plan for its new headquarters. At that time, Price will join the board of directors as Executive Chairman.
“As a senior management team, we are proud of Amanda for rising through our system, first as head of our affiliate KTSC in Pueblo, next as the Executive Director of the Tim Gill Center for Public Media in Colorado Springs—for which she raised the anchor gift—most recently as our Executive Vice President, and now in her new and future roles,” said Price. “It says great things about Amanda and the organization that she has helped to shape that we are able to place the reins in the hands of one of our own with tremendous confidence and delight.”
Mountain’s current duties are being assumed by Ryan Welch, who succeeds Amanda as Chief Development Officer. Together, they have overseen an era of phenomenal growth in the organization’s development, helping increase total membership by 8% from FY14 to FY16, and increasing the overall revenue by 15% in the same timeframe.
About Rocky Mountain PBS:
This year, Rocky Mountain PBS celebrates its 60th anniversary on the air. Its mission is to enrich the lives of Coloradans through engaging and essential programs, services and community partnerships that inform, enlighten and entertain. The network began in Denver in 1956 as Colorado's first public television station. It is now Colorado's only statewide television network, with stations in Denver (KRMA), Pueblo/Colorado Springs (KTSC), Steamboat Springs (KRMZ), Grand Junction (KRMJ) and Durango (KRMU). Rocky Mountain Public Media, Inc. is the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS (KRMA, KTSC, KRMJ, KRMU, KRMZ), Rocky Mountain PBS News, and KUVO Jazz.