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Board of Directors

Max Duke

As vice president, station strategy & development, Max Duke is responsible for creating and executing strategies for building station capacity, supporting leadership development, and enhancing critical skills for station staff members. Max began his 20-year public media career at South Florida PBS where he developed and implemented the station’s digital media presence. He later went on to serve as the station’s VP of content and community partnerships.

Michal Heiplik

Michal Heiplik is the president and co-founder of the Contributor Development Partnership (CDP). As a 20-year public broadcasting veteran, Michal has extensive experience in database management, membership development, and in identifying fundraising practices that drive positive results. His analytic approach to fundraising and operational problems has given rise to innovation and positive results in his past endeavors.

Carlin Beckman

Carlin Beckman has been with WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc. for over 19 years, serving as VP of finance and administration since 2005. Her first three years with WNIN she served as director of finance and administration and was promoted to vice president in 2005. Prior to joining WNIN, she worked as business manager for a vehicle rental business and as an accountant with a local CPA firm.

Michael Scher

Michael Scher is the director of financial planning and analysis at WAMU 88.5 American University Radio. He was formerly the assistant director of business operations at American University’s Law School, where he was responsible for procurement activities, campus auxiliaries, internal financial reporting, and grants management. Mr. Scher is an accountant and attorney, having received his J.D., cum laude, from American University in 2013 and his master’s degree in accounting in 2019.

David Duke

David has over 15 years of experience in public broadcasting and 25 years financial experience with multiple positions in accounting, budgeting, reporting, and management. He currently work as director of finance at WGCU in Fort Myers, Florida (a medium-size university joint licensee) and formerly worked at ideastream in Cleveland, Ohio (a large community joint licensee). Prior to joining public broadcasting, David held accounting jobs with other nonprofits, including a community action agency and a public housing authority.

Mike Waruszewski

Mike Waruszewski is the chief financial officer and member of the executive staff for WQED Multimedia. At WQED, he is responsible for compiling the annual company operating and capital budget, overseeing the annual audit process, cash flow, and compliance with FCC and CPB financial regulations, as well as facilities, information technology, and human resources. He is staff liaison with the WQED board of directors on all financial matters and reports to the Finance, Business and Operations Committee and Audit Committee on WQED’s financial structure.

Anthony Padgett

Anthony Padgett joined South Carolina ETV in October of 2017. He previously served as Georgia Public Broadcasting's chief operating officer. His responsibilities there included the management and oversight of the organization's day-to-day operational needs, including technology services, content creation and distribution, digital and education innovations, and business services.

JoAnn Urofsky

JoAnn Urofsky leads WUSF Public Media, which includes WUSF TV, WUSF 89.7, and Classical WSMR in Tampa, Florida. Prior to serving in her current role at WUSF Public Media, JoAnn was station manager of WUSF 89.7 in Tampa and WGCU-FM in Fort Myers, Florida. She was program director of jazz station WAER in Syracuse, New York, and worked at West Virginia Public Radio as jazz director, reporter, Morning Edition host, and cultural affairs producer.

Megan Davey

Megan Davey is currently the business & information manager at WGVU Public Media in Grand Rapids. Prior to working for WGVU, she served as the vice president of finance at Pitchfork, specializing in budgeting, payroll administration, human resource management, and account management. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and accounting from DePaul University.