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Dr. Maynard E. Orme

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SCRI Insider Report - Current issue [cached]

We will hear from the world leaders in the areas of production, policy and business issues," said Maynard Orme, Co-Chair of the Festival. Dr. Orme, President and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting and a PBS Board Member, and Burnill Clark, President and CEO of KCTS Television in Seattle, Washington will serve as Co-Chairs of the Festival.

Advisory Committee | Life By Design NW [cached]

Maynard E. Orme

Chair: Maynard E. Orme, Ph.D., is President Emeritus of Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), and was President and CEO from 1986 to 2005. Prior to OPB, he was with KTEH, San Jose, and KCET, Los Angeles. Maynard was elected to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Board for two terms and is a Founding Trustee and current member of the PBS Foundation Board of Directors. He currently serves on the boards of White Bird, Poverty Bridge, Native American Public Telecommunications and is an advisory board member of the National Center for Outreach, as well as OASIS. Maynard is an active member and Past President of the Portland Rotary Club and a founding member of the Portland Police Activities League. He was most recently Interim President at All Classical Radio (KPBS).

Maynard Orme, ... [cached]

Maynard Orme, Ph.D.

President & CEO, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Maynard E. Orme is currently the President and CEO of Oregon Public Broadcasting, which includes five television and five radio stations.He has been with OPB since 1986.Prior to assuming this role he was general manager of KTEH/Channel 54 in San Jose, California, for 13 years.
Maynard graduated from Fresno High School in 1954.In 1961, he received his Bachelor's degree in Music from the University of California at Berkeley.After a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, he continued his education and in 1967 received his Masters in Theater Arts (Radio & Television major) from UCLA.In 1978 he earned his Ph.D. in Education from UCLA.
Maynard served on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Board from 1984-90, serving two years as Vice Chair, and was re-elected to the PBS Board in 1999.He is also a founding member of the PBS Foundation Board which was chartered in 2004.He is a current member and served as Chair of the Organization of State Broadcast Executives (OSBE) from 1993-1995.Additionally, he served on America's Public Television Stations (APTS) Board of Directors from 1992-1998, and served as the Vice Chair for two years.Maynard also served on the Council for the National Forum for Public Television Executives which dissolved in 2004.He was also a member of the Oregon Ed-Net Board of Directors from 1987 to 1997.In 1998, Maynard was recruited to serve on the board of Pacific Islanders in Communication (which ended in 2001), and Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc.Maynard joined the Portland Rotary Club in 1987 and served as President from 1994-95.He was a member of the San Jose Rotary Club until 1986.
Maynard has two daughters, one is a graduate of UCLA and working in the Los Angeles film industry, and the other is a teacher in California.Maynard is an avid train collector and has been collecting trains since boyhood.His other hobbies include jogging, photography, music and drums.
Maynard's passion is education and he believes that education and the application of that knowledge in a work or personal environment is the key to constant learning, which is the ultimate key to success and satisfaction in one's life.

NPT's Bass leaving Nashville for Oregon public TV job - Saturday, 09/17/05 [cached]

Bass will replace Maynard Orme, who is retiring after 19 years as president of Oregon Public Broadcasting, the third-largest producer of programs for PBS.

CPB: Maynard Orme, President and CEO, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Receives Lowell Medal [cached]

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 14, 2005 - Maynard Orme, the long-time president and chief executive officer of Oregon Public Broadcasting, received the Ralph Lowell Medal during the PBS Showcase event underway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Today, Maynard defines OPB's mission in terms of providing 'life-long learning opportunities for the people in our communities,'" she said."Everything OPB does -- new technology, new programs, new ways to serve communities -- is about developing new ways to bring information to people."
The award, often called public television's most prestigious, recognizes outstanding individual contributions to public television.
Orme, who has led OPB for 18 years, has been instrumental in creating a large media entity that provides statewide service to an increasingly diverse state.Under Orme's leadership, OPB has grown; it now employs 180 people, operates five television stations and four radio stations, draws about 1.4 million viewers and listeners a week, and has more than 110,000 members.Orme has also guided OPB through technological change; today, OPB reaches audiences through audio and video streaming, digital broadcast, and the web as well as through traditional broadcasting.
"It is deeply humbling to receive the Lowell Medal from CPB," said Orme.
Orme has also been a leader for public broadcasting nationwide, and has served on the boards of many public broadcasting organizations, including PBS and APTS.
Past Lowell Medal recipient Jim Lehrer (L) and CPB Board member Beth Courtney (R) congratulate Maynard Orme, the 2004 Lowell Medal honoree.
Past Lowell Medal recipient Jim Lehrer (L) and CPB Board member Beth Courtney (R) congratulate Maynard Orme, the 2004 Lowell Medal honoree.

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