Bill McColgan Named President and CEO of Mountain Lake PBS

Plattsburgh, NY – 03/07/2017 – Mountain Lake PBS, now entering it’s 40th year, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill McColgan as the new President & CEO as of March 1, 2017.

Mr. McColgan comes to Mountain Lake PBS with more than twenty-five years in media leadership, television production, programming and partnership development, and financial management. Most recently, Bill McColgan served as the Director of Content and Finance at Mountain Lake PBS.

“I’ve come to know Bill well during his time at the station in the last two years. I, along with the board of directors, am confident in his leadership and vision. His experience in the industry will be invaluable to Mountain Lake PBS as broadcasting and media evolves at an accelerating rate,” said James Liszka, President of the Mountain Lake PBS Board of Directors.

Mountain Lake PBS serves nearly 4 million people throughout New York, Vermont, Quebec and Eastern Ontario with high quality commercial-free programs, and goes beyond the broadcast with digital storytelling online, and outreach and education in the community.

“As we approach our 40th anniversary serving this spectacular region, this is an exciting time of change for media, and particularly for Mountain Lake PBS.  We are proud that for 40 years we have been able to bring viewers the kind of outstanding news, entertainment, and educational programming they appreciate and expect, but I believe this station can evolve and become even more valuable,” said Mr. McColgan. “Our goal is to be the region’s preeminent storyteller, focusing on our neighborhoods and our connection to the world around us. We are deeply committed to serving the community and aim to facilitate dialogue and the exchange of ideas and information on television, online, and in our communities.”

Prior to his time with Mountain Lake PBS, Mr. McColgan served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit community media center, Access Framingham, in Framingham, Massachusetts, successfully leading the rebranding of the organization, developing new local programming and services, designing and constructing a new studio facility, and increasing membership and revenues. Prior to his work at Access Framingham, McColgan worked as Executive Producer and Director of Programming Development for The Comcast Network serving the Eastern Seaboard, and as Director of News and Public Affairs for AT&T Broadband.

“Since I joined the team here two years ago, I’ve been so impressed with the talent and dedication of the staff, and their deep commitment to the community. I’m honored to continue to work with them, and with our many supporters and partners throughout our region, as President and CEO,” said Mr. McColgan.


About Mountain Lake PBS

Mountain Lake PBS serves nearly 4 million people in New York, Vermont, Quebec and Ontario with acclaimed PBS series and award-winning local productions. The Station also provides a host of education and outreach services for learners of all ages, including at least eight hours a day of programming for children.

Mountain Lake PBS’ mission is to inspire and enrich people and communities through meaningful entertainment, education and public engagement.