SHPTV Staff Members
Larry Calvery, General Manager & CEO, Corporate Support Representative
Earl Brown, IT Engineer
Terry Cutler, Director of Engineering
Kelli King, Director of Finance and Administration
Tricia Flax, Accounting Assistant
Les Kinderknecht, Senior Producer/Director
Amanda Smith, Marketing Director
Shelley Oden, Membership Assistant
Brian Pertl, Assistant Chief Engineer
Doug Renard, Director of Membership Engagement
All Staff Members can be reached by calling 785-483-6990 or by clicking on their name to send them an email.
The corporation is governed by a board of directors who represent the coverage area. The corporation employs a general manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the station. The general manager is a non-voting member of the corporation and sits in an ex-officio capacity on all standing and ad hoc committees. The current Smoky Hills Public Television Board Members are listed below.
James Millensifer, Oakley (Chair)
Deena Ruggels, Russell (Vice-Chair)
Mary Anderson, Osborne (Treasurer)
Dr. Candace Mehaffey-Kultgen, Hays (Secretary)
Randall Weller, Hill City (Chair Emeritus)
Amy Hernandez, Salina
Jean Cavanaugh, Great Bend
Cynthia Elliott, Hays
Neal Haerich, Victoria
Mary Ann Tanking, Salina
Joe Robben, Victoria
Peggy Anschutz, Gorham
Ruth Heffel, Hays
Community Advisory Board
The corporation is advised by a community-based advisory board that meets every other month to review programming policy and major decisions of the board of directors. The current Community Advisory Board members are listed below.
Mary Pat Waymaster (Chair)
Pat Harberer, Russell
Gladys Baird, Bunker Hill
Lana Green, Bunker Hill
Francis Mahoney, Stockton
Pat Peck, Bunker Hill
Elzina Scott, Russell
Edie Siemers, Rusell
Diane Waymaster, Bunker Hill
Meg Zweifel, Waldo
If you would like a representative from Smoky Hills to speak at your events or civic club meeting, contact Amanda Smith at 800-337-4788 Ext 138 or at email@example.com.
Smoky Hills Public Television Corporation is incorporated as a community licensed public television station. It is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation.