Plattsburgh, NY – 12/16/14 – Alice Recore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mountain Lake PBS for the last 11 years, has decided to retire on December 31, 2014.
“Serving as the CEO and President of Mountain Lake PBS over the last decade has been an honor and privilege. While I am looking forward to having more free time to spend with family and friends I know I will miss being part of this great community organization. I am confident about the future of the station, and I know that the board and staff will work with the new president to build on our accomplishments,” said Ms. Recore.
A formal announcement regarding the new President and CEO of Mountain Lake PBS will be made after January 1, 2015.
“Alice’s exemplary leadership at Mountain Lake PBS has positioned the station for expansion and success across multiple platforms as the role of public broadcasting changes. The Board will work closely with her successor to build on the momentum she has created at the station,” said Jacqueline Kelleher, Chair of the Board of Directors.
Ms. Recore joined Mountain Lake PBS in 1997 as the Business Manager, and became President & CEO in 2003, guiding the station through major changes in broadcasting including the 2009 transition to high-definition Digital Broadcasting. Through her leadership, the station has become more than television. As a public media organization, Mountain Lake PBS provides unique local content and services on all platforms — on the air, online, and in the community.
Ms. Recore’s vision for Mountain Lake PBS is a station that provides a unique service that strengthens the local community. Through her commitment to this vision, Mountain Lake PBS reinforced its position as an essential community institution through local programming and educational initiatives. The weekly news program Mountain Lake Journal receives accolades in the community, and throughout the PBS industry. Every year, Mountain Lake PBS hosts multiple on-air public forums discussing issues ranging from career and technical education, to the community response after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT.
Under Ms. Recore’s leadership, the station has produced over a dozen local documentaries including Flowers in the Desert: Cirque du Soleil and Dead Reckoning: Champlain in America, both of which aired nationally on PBS stations across the country. The documentaries and numerous episodic series produced during her tenure won multiple awards including; Regional Emmy Awards, Edward R. Murrow Award, Telly Awards, New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) Awards, as well as community engagement awards from the National Educational Television Association (NETA), and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Ms. Recore’s career has been devoted to serving the community through non-profit work, first at the Hospice of the North Country, and then at Mountain Lake PBS. Ms. Recore said to the staff, “I know I will miss my work at the station, but I am looking forward to spending more time with my family. It has been a privilege to work with you, and I cannot wait to see what’s next for Mountain Lake PBS.”