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Governance

KSMQ Public Television is governed by a citizen Board of Directors. The Board oversees the finances of the organization and certain operational functions. The Board does not make programming decisions. The Board of Directors currently meets six times each year. There are also smaller board committee meetings. All of these meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held at Riverland Community College, 1900 8th Ave. NW, Austin, Minn. Below is the 2016 meeting schedule.

KSMQ Board of Directors

Sept. 8, 2016        4:30 p.m.     Room C-108 East

Nov. 10, 2016       4:30 p.m.     Room C-108 East

KSMQ Finance Committee

Sept. 8, 2016        4:00 p.m.     Room C-108 East

Nov. 10, 2016       4:00 p.m.     Room C-108 East

KSMQ Executive Committee

Oct. 13, 2016       4:00 p.m.     Cedar River Room West

Dec. 8, 2016         4:00 p.m.     Cedar River Room West


 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of KSMQ Public Television


Pam-Bishop

Pamela K. Bishop
Chairwoman
Southern Minnesota 
Initiative Foundation
Owatonna
Joined April, 2012


Fred-Bogott-sm

Fred Bogott
Vice Chairman
Retired Physician
Austin
Joined March, 2015


DanNistler

Dan Nistler
Treasurer
Merchants Bank 
Rochester
Joined January, 2016


TedH16

Edward "Ted" Hinchcliffe, Ph.D.
Secretary
Hormel Institute - University of Minnesota
Austin
Joined January, 2016


rwboughton

Roger Boughton
Immediate Past Chairman
Retired
Austin
Joined November, 2011

Jeff Baldus
Austin Area Community Foundation
Austin
Joined January, 2016

Joyce Balls-Berry, Ph.D.
Psychiactric Epidemiologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester
Joined March, 2016

Mary Davenport, Ph.D.
Interim President
Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester
Joined January, 2014

Stephen King
Director, Mower County Corrections
Austin City Council Member
Austin
Joined January, 2014

Amy Mattson Lauters, Ph.D.
Chairwoman, Dept. of Mass Media
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato
Joined May, 2016

Michael Nolan
Entrepreneur-In-Residence
United Health Group
Minneapolis
Joined March, 2014

Patrick Schwab
Senior Vice President - Sales
Hormel Foods Corp. - Austin
Joined May, 2016

 
 
 
Regional Advisory Committee

The KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee provides feedback and general advice to the station as it relates to overall service to the region. By reviewing potential programs and station initiatives, the committee serves as a connection between the station and the communities it serves.

If you are interested in serving on the KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee, call the station at 507-481-2097, toll free at 800-658-2539, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

KSMQ Regional Advisory Committee Members

Gail Dennison
Austin, Minnesota

Brigitte Fisher
Austin, Minnesota

Mary Mundy
Wabasha, Minnesota

Nathan Wradislavsky
Austin, Minnesota

Jacob Zimmerli
Austin, Minnesota

Employment

We currently have no job openings.

KSMQ Diversity Policy

KSMQ-TV

Diversity Goals

July, 2012

Workforce, Management and Boards

KSMQ-TV serves southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa, including the cities of Austin, Albert Lea, Rochester, Mankato, Owatonna and Mason City. For the most part it is a rural area with a rich agricultural history. There are a few mid-sized cities in the KSMQ-TV viewing area, the largest being Rochester (home to the world famous Mayo Clinic), with a population of 106,769. Austin is home to the corporate offices of Hormel, one of the largest food companies in the world. Hormel also has a significant production facility in Austin.

The current approximate population of the KSMQ-TV viewing area is 600,000. Of those, 2010 census data suggest that people of color make up approximately 11% of the population.

Management: KSMQ-TV management will attempt to intentionally include diverse candidates when seeking applicants for management positions. The hiring manager will contact at least two job centers and/or employment agencies located in areas where diverse populations reside in greater numbers. The goal of this process will be to create a workforce that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.

Board of Directors: The CEO shall seek counsel regarding selection of a pool of potential Board members from at least two community service agencies in the viewing area. The goal of this process will be to create an overall Board that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area. The CEO will use the process of intentional inclusion as developed by the Blandin Foundation in order to enhance the diversity of the Board.

Regional Advisory Committee: The KSMQ-TV Regional Advisory Committee provides feedback and general advice to the station as it relates to overall service to the region. By reviewing potential programs and station initiatives, the committee serves as a connection between the station and the communities it serves. The station will broadcast a message on its primary television channel on a regular basis encouraging people of color to consider joining the Regional Advisory Committee. The goal of this process will be to create a Regional Advisory Committee that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.

Workforce: KSMQ-TV management will attempt to intentionally include diverse candidates when seeking applicants for general employment positions. The hiring manager will contact at least two job centers and/or employment agencies located in areas where diverse populations reside in greater numbers. The goal of this process will be to create a workforce that generally resembles the makeup of the viewing area.